Random Acts of Living

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas With Family 2009

For our Christmas gathering we decided to have snack foods instead of a sit down dinner type of meal. This being said, there was no shortage of food. I provided the sandwiches in the background (recipes in previous posts) and the cheese quesadilla wedges on the front platter with the two Tex Mex's in the middle.
Lots of finger food that the kids love to eat.
Below in the slow cookers are cheese sauce in the little one and little smokies in sauce in the big one. The silver bowl holds little hamburger rolls and under the foil are larger ones prepared by another family member.
Then there were deserts that didn't get touched till people were getting ready to leave.
For just having snack foods... everyone got their fill.
The Christmas tree had presents stacked all around it.
All the way down the wall and round the corner.
Hey! K-Monster! What's under there?
We lined the kids up in the living room and started handing out presents.
What? One for me? I can't take pictures and open presents.
Careful, don't trip with the big package.
They've only just begun, you can still see the rug.
Poor Boog dog. He had the cutest Christmas outfit. Earlier he had bells on his legs.
My brother's three grandchildren arrived and more presents came out.
The Nerf of this season was Nerf swords. This year was a little too cold for them to all go out and play afterward. The younger boys did have some mild Nerf gun wars back in the bedrooms though.
All the packages and wrapping was gathered and moved out of the way for a second round of presents. This was "the Big Present" or "Family Present". My daughter's boys each had a big present and my son's children had a family present in several packages.
Looks to me like they were all pleased with the 'big' gifts. The eldest grandson received his own personal desktop computer with flat screen monitor. The son's children received a Wii and attachments.
K-Monster received Guitar Hero's "the Beatles Rockband"... All were happy campers.
I hope you and yours had a Very Merry Christmas !


tricia voyles said...

Looks like everyone had fun!

Moonshadow said...

Hi Trish! Yes, we had a great time. We were fortunate that the weather was good and everyone was able to come out.

Anita said...

Your get-togethers always look like so much fun... my extended family are all such picky eaters that food doesn't play much of a factor in our get-togethers... think I'd rather come to yours :)

Hope 2010 is a year of healing and happiness for you...

Peter said...

Hi! A great time was had by all by the looks and who can blame them with so much Christmas cheer in the air!

Reminds me of when I was living at home with my parents at Christmas time! Much the same when our kids were at home, especially when all the extended family and outlaws would come to our place on boxing day for a tremendous outpouring of fun and far too much eating and drinking!

If only I was there with you to enjoy the festivities and the great splash of food!

Take care and all the best for 2010!- Peter

Moonshadow said...

Anita and Peter, you'd both be welcome at any of our family celebrations. The more the merrier!