CHRISTMAS EVE AFTER CHURCH 2016
My son flew me up to Las Gatos, CA to spend Christmas with him and his daughter Kelly. We had a wonderful time. We did so many fun things, seeing old friends and just enjoying a old fashion Christmas.
Shaun always makes a Prime Rib Dinner on Christmas or Christmas Eve depending on when we have Kelly. This year it was Christmas Eve and Kelly had to leave by noon on Christmas Day to spend time with her mother.
The table ws full of munchies - Clark and Jennifers girls, Lexie and Lindsey
Everyone crowding into the kitchen to sample the goodies and have a glass of Champagne.
Kim, my son's girl friend, and she is lovely, Shaun and Jennifer sampling the Prime Rib
Clark with his two daughters
Shaun and Kelly's Christmas Tree
Shaun had no center piece, so with a little thought I put this center piece together. Kim, his girls friend went into the back yard and cut some green branches and I went to work on a center piece. Kelly has a collection of Nut Crackers so I lined them up down the center of the table with some red sparkle ribbon, but the nutcrackers were to tall so I took off the little one's from the tree and they worked fine.
Shaun had prepared the most wonderful Prime Rib with mashed potatoes, au jus, horseradish, creamed corn and Parker House light rolls. For dessert we had home made fudge,(Pioneer Woman's recipe) and it was so good, cookies and Kelly made a bundt cake. We had champagne, and lots of wonderful red wine.
After dinner, which I must say was wonderful, the girls started opening up some of their gifts.
Can you believe the mess LOL
Kelly left to go to her mom's and Shaun and I relaxed and watched a couple of movies. Monday I was heading home and Shaun was taking down the tree as Kim and Shaun were going Skiing in Tahoe. on Tuesday. Kim has a condo there. Lots of rain so that means lots and lots of snow up in the mountains. They had more snow than in the last decade, so everyone was flocking to the snow.
This was taken this morning. I have a new room mate and she is such a creative young woman. She made this beautiful wind chime for her space at Country Vintage in Orange. She does terrific work and is selling them, sooooooooooo if anyone is interested let me know. Her crystals are stunning.
There's Lili photo bombing the picture. She was wondering why we were outside in out jammies taking pictures. LOL Please excuse the furniture all pushed together, but with the rain I am trying to keep it dry. Three more storms coming into tonight until Monday.
I am the Uber driver for the neighborhood (I'm not really) ,just take them to school since their parent have to be at work early- so they don't get wet. Just playing it back for all the help I used to get when Shaun was young.
So if you know of anyone that collects wind chimes and they are one of a kind, let me know.
Sorry to be so tardy in posting but I was tired after Christmas and then taking down the tree and getting the room ready to rent out - I just don't know where my time goes. Guess I am getting lazy in my old age.
Have a wonderful week and I hope you will leave your comments, we love to read them.
Mary, Waldo and Lili
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