Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning 2009

I'm not going to lie, I still wake up excited on Christmas mornings.

Especially when I see a table set with Christmas coffee cake (complete with currants):
And a bulging stocking - somehow Santa knew I could use more rubber spatulas, cupcake liners and Swedish fish:
Note the Swedish dala horse napkins that matched the horses on the table and the Ferrero Rocher chocolates waiting for us:

Another shot of the beautiful tree and presents waiting for us after breakfast:
This is the second tree downstairs next to the chimney where the stockings are usually hung - they were moved to the dining room chairs to allow easy access for all the "Santas" in the house to add gifts:
What's for breakfast besides coffee cake? Another Christmas tradition for Andrew's family - egg casserole:

As I helped play Santa by handing out gifts, there aren't too many pictures of gift opening from Christmas morning. But I did manage to capture Tom's big gift for Andrew's mom Charlotte:

Her engagement ring reset, with a diamond added on each side, and her wedding ring recoated to match her engagement ring - they looked brand new and shiny!


NOLA said...

What a lovely little holiday you have

bcallegra said...

NOLA, it was a great holiday, thanks to Andrew and his family! Sounds like you had a nice holiday yourself with Camie and James.