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!