Christmas 2013

There were 16 of us at our Christmas party.  Before our meal, we stood in a circle and held hands.  I asked my 6 year old granddaughter, Julia, to say the grace.  This was the first time she was requested to do so, and she was shocked.  But, poised as usual, she said a short, beautiful prayer.  What a wonderful kid!

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Here she is, carried by her dad, Grant.  Maria held my 3 year old grandson, Rylan.

These are photos of the potluck:

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I made three dishes:

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Vegetarian Paella.

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Corn Tomato Salad with lime juice.

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Baked, breaded chicken thighs.

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This is what Shanna made: Kale with lemon, garlic, tahini, and pumpkin seeds.

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And this is what Maria made: Chap Jae (a Korean dish).

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We had a grab bag game.

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Pat won the $100 prize and calendar.

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Here is Pat’s family:  Kanani, Toni (Charles’ girlfriend), Charles, and Pat.

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And here we all are (minus Charles and Toni).  This was David’s first attempt with a camera timer and tripod.  I think he did a great job.  We missed Lisa, who is in graduate school on the mainland.

From our family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

13 Responses to “Christmas 2013”

  1. palolo Says:

    Good food, family, and a Merry Christmas.

  2. Kay G. Says:

    What a wonderful post! Great photos of your family and the food looks fantastic! Any chance you could give us one of the recipes, your corn salad looks colorful and tasty!

  3. DJan Says:

    It all looks wonderful. What a fine Christmas celebration you had, Gigi. Thank you for sharing it with me, especially all those fine vegetarian dishes! 🙂

  4. Jeanie Says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with good people and wonderful food. The grab bag game looks like fun.

  5. Christine Says:

    Lovely photos, thanks for sharing your warm wonderful Christmas. We had lots of snow, time to shovel now.

  6. Suzanne Says:

    What a fun day! The food looks delicious and your grand kids are cute as ever.

  7. Joanne Says:

    A lovely day, I see. Now I hope you are having a quiet one.

  8. Lady Lilith Says:

    Wow. Looks like a great party. Thanks for sharing the photographs.

  9. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Goodness that’s quite a clan. You look rather matriarchal. Dianne

  10. Olga Says:

    It does look as though you had a most delightful Christmas with most of the family near.

  11. granny annie Says:

    Those breaded chicken thighs look very interesting. They look like they actually have bread around them. Is that right. Oh, I know you missed Lisa but the family carried on well without her. How sweet to have Julia say grace.

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