Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas with Friends

We had a wonderful pre-Christmas dinner with our good friends and the kiddos. We really missed our SB family while we were away last year and Connor especially missed his buddies. So we were thrilled to be home to celebrate with friends. 

I asked Marina to take a few pictures for me and as you will see all of the blurry ones I took and all the ones that look crisp and beautiful are by Marina. THANK YOU MARINA!

I love love love setting the table.

You cannot go wrong with glitter and burlap.

The Christmas Sangria was a huge hit.

We snacked on yummy appetizers. Pictured above are the goat cheese, caramelized onion philo cups. 

The kids making silly faces before they dove into the hot chocolate bar . . . complete with whipcream, red and green sprinkles, candy canes, marshmallows and M&M's.  

 I just love that face!

 We were so happy to have these 2 (almost 3) special ladies with us :)

I was hoping the adults could eat dinner while the kids watched a movie. It worked like magic once we found the right movie . . .  silence.  

Movie time.



After dinner the kids did a gift exchange.


The dads . . .  really really good dads.

Here is Chris reading The Night Before Christmas to the group. Then the cutest thing happened, Connor whispered to Chris that he wanted to read something too. 

Here is Connor reading When Santa Lost His Ho Ho Ho. 
It was so sweet listening to Connor read to the group.
We are very proud of you Connor. You are getting to be a good little reader.

So cute.

Jessy, Bella and Sammy

2 cool cats

Goodbyes are easier when your guests are sticking out their tongues. Hee hee

A very merry Christmas indeed. 

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