Merry Christmas to you! Well, it's hard to believe it is finally here!
We spent last night at my sister Danielle's house and had a major food fest celebrating the Feast of the Seven Fishes. There was flounder, Shrimp, Calamari, Baked Clams, Muscles, and Linguine in Clam Sauce. Not to mention, stuffed mushroom, broccoli and salad.
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Danielle's Sweet Delicacies
Everything was DEElish! Danielle really knocked herself out with the baking this year - homemade rainbow cookies, Walnut crescents, pecan cookies and even an Italian cheesecake!
Plans are a little up in the air today. Initially, we were supposed to be at my house with my parents. Then, in light of all the leftovers, Danielle suggested we all just come back over there. (It doesn't hurt that she also made a lasagne!). But, after some thought, we decided to just stay home for the day.
Denise and her family will be coming by for ravioli and to hang out in the afternoon.
This kids were up at the crack of dawn to open more presents. We all exchanged and opened gifts last night at Danielle's but there were still a ton back home for all of us to open today!
The kids were so happy with all of their gifts! Highlight was Kelsey opening up her American Girl Doll accessories last night and today, as well as her 3DS.
My "Designer" Travel Gifts
Gianna was stoked for her new 3DS game "Animal Crossing", lots of clothes and some new baking supplies including her own cake pan, whisk and food thermometer!
I made out pretty good! Tedd went with a whole travel theme and gave me some designer travel accessories including a Gucci Laptop Case and back pack. I also received a new camera case and a number of lenses! Yes - the perfect gifts for this Travelin' Cousin!
And so goes another year of Christmas fun, family, food and festivities!!!
I wish you and your family a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!!
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale
Just a quick hello to wish everyone a wonderful and magical Christmas, filled with all of your favorite things and surrounded by your loved ones!
We shared an amazing and delicious dinner last night and then let Santa get to work!
Santa came and emptied his sack!
Once the opening of gifts commences, we'll be munching away on the tons of freshly baked cookies, loafs, pies! And then an absolute full on Italian Feast for dinner!
It's no wonder it's my favorite day of the year!
I'm keeping it short and sweet today and gonna go get in on all the fun family festivities!
I will be back with the full Christmas scoop in tomorrow's daily, along with a Foodie Friday feature for you to enjoy!