Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Festivities are Over

We enjoyed a nice, low-key Christmas celebration this year.  My mom and my brother and his family joined us for dinner on Tuesday.  We took some pictures by the Christmas tree while we were waiting for our guests to arrive.

Three generations:  my daughter, my mom, and me!


My brother, Steve is always silly and my nephew, Nick, is following in his shoes.



After dinner, the girls all posed for a picture with their new scarves...


Nick didn't get a new scarf (lol!) but he wanted to be in the picture too!


After gift opening, we enjoyed dessert.  My sister-in-law always makes an assortment of delicious cookies and my mom made poppyseed bread and nut bread along with some bars.


It was a fabulous day and I'm grateful for my family and most especially, my mom!


Hope you all had wonderful Christmas celebrations too.

I've decided to spend tonight starting to clean through my stash and get some projects ready for my annual New Year's Eve weekend stitching marathon!  Anyone else going to do some serious stitching this weekend?

15 comments:

Leanna said...

Yep. Moms are irreplaceable. Your Mother looks like a real Sweetheart, and her poppyseed roll looks like it should be in a contest somewhere, or maybe in a gourmet magazine.
Talent travels in families!

Barb said...

It looks like a wonderful family gathering! I do hope to stitch quite a bit this week-end. We have a very long trip home tomorrow including 3 planes and a ferry so stitching this week-end sounds great!

Margaret said...

What a wonderful family Christmas! I enjoyed seeing pics of you all having fun together. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to be stitching on for New Years weekend!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Am so happy you had a terrific holiday filled with family! What a blessing to host them in your home!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your wonderful family Christmas. Yes... I do hope to spend lots of time in my stitching chair over the long New Year weekend.

Hazel said...

What a lovely family Christmas! Thanks for sharing. Not sure what next year holds for me stitch wise. I think perhaps I should focus on finishing some of my wips. X

Chris said...

It looks like a wonderful celebration!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You look very like your mum. It looks to have been a lovely family Christmas.

Ellen said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful celebration. It was so nice to see photos of you with your family.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A beautiful family with wonderful traditions and loads of good fun!
YAY!
Bring on the weekend, I plan to do it up righteous stitching myself !!!

valerie said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family. Happy New Year!

Giovanna said...

Glad you had such a joyful Christmas - happy stitching!

marly said...

We had some of the same cookies here. Perfectly rolled poppyseed! I stopped making those and make bolbaki instead now. Great photos with your mom.

Nicola said...

Families coming together make Christmas special. I enjoyed seeing youor celebrations.

Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

Suzanne said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

Seeing that nut bread and poppy seed bread brings back lots of memories. My aunt used to make it all the time and it was so yummy.