|That's my hubby...always a jokester!|
|The beautiful place setting: mom's china, Waterford glasses, beautiful handmade placecards |
(by my sister-in-law Andrea) and the most adorable owl knit silverware holders (from Cracker Barrell!)
|First year for a kid's table!|
|Adorable kids table place settings|
|These two little turkeys couldn't be trusted at the kid's table...|
so they were squeezed at the end with the grown ups :)
We love to entertain, so when I snagged a 3 crockpot cooker/warmer for $20 at an after Thanksgiving sale I needed an excuse to use it. We invited the neighbors for a taco night and decided to put a little holiday spin on it by adding in the ugly Christmas sweater contest.
It was a blast! (Please excuse the blurry pictures...they were taken by a 4 year old!)
|The whole gang|
|When the votes were tallied...my "Sugar Cookie recipe" sweater took the pot!|
|Although Jeff's sparkly fabulicious sweater ensemble was a close 2nd!|
NEIGHBORHOOD SNOW DAY
Although we live in Texas, our neighborhood ensures that the kids get to enjoy an entire day of playing in the snow...something that usually doesn't happen otherwise. They bring in a big truck of ice and fill the hill by the soccer field with snow. For $5 there is sledding, a gourmet coffee bar, hot chocolate, cookies and a ton of fun!
LETTER TO SANTA
Because we will be traveling once again for the holidays, we had to write a letter to Santa asking if he could come to our house early so we wouldn't miss out on having "Christmas morning" as a family (and wouldn't have to ship everything to/from where we are going to be)