Sunday, December 25, 2011
Christmas was wonderful this year!
I really love having brunch rather then dinner. It's great to wake up knowing that in a short while everyone will be over. We will eat a yummy breakfast of homemade waffles, chili Rancheros egg dish, bacon and fresh fruit.
This year I was able to use the white plates I got last year from the Dollar Tree. I love these plates!
I also didn't have to use a salad or dessert plate...so that means less dishes.
For the centerpiece, I just put a poinsettia plant in my milk glass ice bucket. I use it for plants and flowers more then I do an ice bucket.
Next to the poinsettia, I have a darling Dept 56 reindeer that I got as a present several years ago. Sadly, I broke the other one that went with it.
There was a mix of Santa place card holders.
After we all ate and were completely stuffed, we went into the living room and opened all the presents. Santa sure was good to everyone this year!
Elton loved ripping into his gifts.
Here is Elton hoping he gets to open his present and try a sample...of course he got to enjoy a few.
After presents were open and those that had other commitments left, those of us that remained, went to the movies. I was surprised at how crowded it was at the movies.
We came home and had a turkey dinner and spent hours chatting about life and going down memory lane.
Right now, everyone has gone home and I'm the only one still up. Everyone here is sleeping soundly, I'm sure dreaming of the wonderful day they had.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too. Now it's time to start thinking of those New Years resolutions!