Aren't the Ashleys cute in there matching Christmas sweaters...even Sam has one!
I must get one for our Christmas festivities next year!
what a cutie
And yes, he loves his mama but who could blame him?
Owen is proudly showing Caroline his foot here
Owen gnawing on Bobo's hand
while we finished getting dinner together, Sam enjoyed his
Appetizers: Baked Brie with apricot preserves and pecans
The Bobos' stuffed mushrooms:
delicious! I will be stealing this recipe and intend to make it while we are home for Christmas
the spread: mashed potato bar and broiled shrimp wrapped with prosciutto
we even got to enjoy eating on the Christmas China...this makes me happy : )
Dessert was Steven's pecan pie and Brittany's pear cake
...and to the good part: Dirty Santa!
The rule was you could not buy anything as your gift. You had to bring something from home, preferably that you did not want anymore....and it was a wonderful rule that made for a fun game.
Here's how it started:
I went first: a clear Christmas platter, a candle, a fake Gucci purse and this precious gem:
This little African American pregnant woman is made from pecan hulls and Brittany's grandmother used to paint them! I must find the perfect spot to display my new treasure!
Caroline modeling her beautiful new UAB clinic hat...David's gift
and that was not good enough so he had to include an envelope
David likes to make Dirty Santa be true to its name
David's gift...a pink gorilla
And then it was Caroline's turn again...someone stole her gift (lucky girl)
A copy of a book Ty helped write! (There she is with the author)
It is even autographed to his biggest fan!
But wait! That is not all...
safety glasses and old work shirts! Isn't Caroline a lucky girl
I think she did wind up going home with a cookbook and some herbal tea...she is such a good sport!
Isn't dirty Santa much more fun when you bring gifts from home!
And of few more pics from the night, had get our little guys...it is their first Christmas after all
playing with tissue paper = great fun
Cooper finally got to be exactly where he wanted...right in the middle of things
It was a fun night, thanks for coming friends!