Before 2014 arrives, I wanted to post a few pictures from the Christmas Eve dinner that my husband and I hosted this year.
We spent the day before washing china, stemware, serving platters, setting the tables and preparing the brandy ice. Okay, why does my husband’s brandy ice look so much better than the time I tried it? I might have to add this picture to that post.
Hard to believe that it is already over. I (almost) forgot how much planning and hard work actually went into it. Notice the orange pepper grinder thoughtfully placed at my dad’s place setting. The man loves pepper.
The place card holders and napkins were ideas I pulled from Pinterest. The sugared cranberries came from a suggestion by fellow blogger Slim Paley. My only regret is that I wish I could have slowed down time so that I could appreciate the whole evening a little more.
The kids table. Add a few adults who are kids at heart to it too.
The guests have arrived.
Sydney and Olivia enjoying time with their cousins. By the way, that strawberry tree was completely eaten by the end of the evening.
May you all have a blessed and happy 2014.