Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

We celebrated Christmas Eve with the entire family, my Mother and sisters included.
Jenna's vintage red dress and Minna Parikka silver shoes stole the show. I rarely order shoes online, but she was determined to have these and they only had a limited supply, so I caved. (Good thing I did, because they sold out just days later..whew!!!)

Her Cranberry Obsession Snow Cake was a close second. (recipe can be found through the Sunset magazine link)

We had the usual fare..turkey, ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gravy and Mom's fruit salad. Stuffed our guts, let out the pants, and then had dessert.

Gifts on Christmas Day...Lots of vintage for my girl.
A 1940's wool dress, vintage handbags and a red and white train case she had seen at The Attic. I quickly hid it after she spotted it at the shoppe, and the next time she came in I told her that it had been sold. I know, that's so mean! heehee...

I was surprised with a 22" wide screen Visio for my computer, which made everything appear as if I were looking in a fun house mirror. We could not figure out how to adjust it so it's going back.

It was Ivan's first Christmas with us, so he was not sure what to think of all the paper ripping and boxes all over the floor. He actually stayed his distance.
I forgot to get the doggies anything, but I made up for it with a few extra treats throughout the day.

Sophie kicked back and watched as we opened gifts, hoping one would be a bag of peanut butter biscuits...her favorite!
It rained most of the day, watched Christmas Story and poked around on the computer.It was a lazy afternoon....


Amy said...

ahh sounds like a perfect day..the cake MAN does that sound good;) xo

Domestic Witch said...

Wow I'm adding that cake to my todo list!

Sexy shoe video, makes me want to organize my shoe closet, eh nevermind.

caren said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!

Cali Girl said...

that cake looks amazing!

what do the shoes look like?

Lorri said...

Sounds like a perfect day!