Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Festivities

On Monday night, my family got together to celebrate Christmas since many of them will be out of town.  We had a great time together doing all of the usual traditions and meals. 
Here is the beautiful table that my mom set.  She always goes all out for the holidays and makes everything look and feel extra special. 
My mom has had these Christmas plates for-I don't know how long!  But it wouldn't be Christmas without them!  We also used my Grandma's silverware, another special touch!  Our Christmas Eve dinner always consists of a honey baked ham, twice baked potatoes, salad, rolls, and a yummy dessert. We were not disappointed this year either. It was great!
After dinner, we all exchanged some gifts.  The grandkids all got a small gift from grandma and grandpa and the rest of us exchanged our sibling presents to each other!  Todd had Zack and I and we got a gift card to Olive Garden-yum! We are very excited about it!  Thanks Todd!
Here is perhaps one of the LAST photos you will see of our family only being the TWO of us!  As you can see in the picture little Elise is fully grown and is hopefully ready to come and greet us!  I feel like a ticking time bomb these days- I never know where I'll be or what I'll be doing when I go into labor or when my water might break!  We are MORE than excited for her to be here.  We really think at this point she will come on Christmas day because, well, because that would be our luck!! 

I hope all of your holidays are going well and that you are enjoying time with friends and family!


Niederfam said...

If she does come Christmas day, it's a GREAT excuse to stay put and have Christmas be about what's REALLY important for just the THREE of you!!! Oh and I'll still come to see you!!! Can't wait. ;)

Elizabeth said...

Fingers crossed that she waits until after all the blackout dates! We're excited to meet her!

Ashley King said...

How come you still get to look super adorable the week you are due and the rest of us look like crap by that point?! Not fair!