Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We enjoyed a Family celebration on Christmas Day.  My daughters, Mary and Amanda, were there, as was Matt, Mary's boyfriend.  We started with a New Mexico breakfast of burritos filled with green chile, cheese, bacon or sausage, hash browns and guacamole.  Then we sat down to exchange presents.

Ron enjoying the Christmas present openings

Mary opens her first present

Matt and Amanda exchanging gifts

Vicki and daughter Mary

Ron admires a new shirt and sweater

Matt checks out his Rolling Stone music history book

Amanda models her new jacket and hat

A new sweater for Amanda

Matt gives his new camera a try

Matt and Mary

Vicki tries on perfume from Ron

Amanda tries on her new hoodie from Ron

Mary gets a kiss from Matt

Pretty nice Christmas for all!

Later in the day, my neighbors Cathy, Walt and Linda joined us for Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, Prime Rib with Au Jus and Mushrooms, Carrots, Green Beans, and Mashed Potatoes .  Dessert included cheesecake, cookies, and pumpkin Pie. 

Vicki poses with neighbors, Linda and Walter

Mary and Matt enjoy a laugh

Merry Christmas!

I hope you enjoy yourself as you celebrate the New Year.  Please, be responsible and don't drink and drive.


  1. What a nice celebration. Family is great and having your neighbors in makes it even more special. We love to have a houseful.
    Prime Rib? Our favorite but we do go traditional when it comes to our turkey dinner.

  2. All of the dishes looks soooo delicious! I love their happy smile faces.