1.01.2012

Our Christmas on New Year's Eve

Since half of our family was in Mexico on Christmas, we decided to celebrate our Christmas together as a family on New Year's Eve.

We went so far as to decorate the Christmas tree, make a full on Christmas dinner, exchange gifts and the whole nine yards.  It was fun!  I thought I'd just share a few pictures of our day together.

I baked two cakes!  Jagermeister cake and Pinapple Cream cake.



Maddie and Hunter decorated this little tree for us.  I had initially thought I wouldn't have time to get the big tree up but in the end, I was able to.





Kaitlin sent packages to the whole family that were all hand made and hand decorated the packages as well.  They are all beautiful!  And I am so proud of her for doing this for everyone.



Maddie was my right hand woman yesterday, along with cousin Jennifer.  Maddie decorated our beautiful table and even found a fancy way of folding the napkins. Kudos to Maddie, a modern day homemaker in the making!



George the cat felt that he deserved a place at the head of the table and should be served his own portion of Prime Rib.



Just before dinner, we got the whole family together for a group photo. (these don't happen often for some reason so this is a really good thing!)  Love having a remote trigger!



This was our meal of Prime Rib Au Jus, Mom's Baked Potato casserole, Green Bean Casserole and Homemade yeast rolls.  Delicious!



After dinner, we all shared packages and then the kids opened their stockings!



While we all unwrapped packages, Kaitlin and Jon joined on via Skype online which was a real treat to be able to do. Thanks for all the hard work and beautiful ornaments Kitty!  It was very well recieved!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I'm hoping to get a tutorial up for making a paper bag journal tomorrow so keep an eye out for that!



28 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks like a great time. :-) Your food pics is making my mouth water! Everything looks very lovely. Happy New Year!

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  2. Wonderful pictures and beautiful setting. Looks wonderful. Have a blessed New Year!

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  3. Great pics!

    Will you share the recipe for the yeast rolls??

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Oh looks wonderful! Celebrating Christmas on New Year's Eve seems like something fun and different to do. Your photographs are amazing as well.
    blessings,
    Kathy

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  5. Mmmmmmm......that prime rib looks wonderfull! Glad you were able to celbrate as a family!

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  6. What a lovely Christmas thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Great photos!

    I would love to see recipes for your cakes - they are beautiful and sound delicious!

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  8. What a fun celebration! Great photos too.

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  9. Love your very cool Merry Christmas and Happy New Year celebration! Would love a photo tour of your trip to Mexico - hint hint. Maybe even done in some of your wonderful scrapbook pages. Don't mean to be asking too much, just have been wondering how it went.

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  10. looks like you all had a wonderful time! happy new year!

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  11. sounds like so much fun! love all of the photos!

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  12. Wonderful Wonderful!!!
    We celebrate at New Years every other year since my older boys spend their Christmases with their dad those years. I actually LOVE Those years!! Such fun!

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  13. Looks like a wonderful family celebration! :)

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  14. We have a very spread out family so always have different days for xmas. Love the pineapple cream cake...HAVE to make one now lol

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  15. What great photos! The pineapple cream cake sounds yum! And love the hand-decorated pakages!

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  16. Your table is so beautiful! Glad you are back safe and sound.

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  17. what a great way to have your christmas celebration together!!! love it!!

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  18. Oh my, what eye candy your photos are! Love the kraft wrapping paper on the presents and your handmade decorating. Just lovely!

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  19. Great pictures!!! Glad you were able to find a day that you guys could all get together to celebrate! :)

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  20. yummy! i love the silver tree and the bokeh shot is always a fave of mine.

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  21. Looks like you had a great time.

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  22. Looove seeing the photos, Momma! <3

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  23. amd mexico photos, i agree very muchly

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