Christmas 2015

Sixteen family members celebrated Christmas at my home today. We had a moment of silence to remember my brother in law Pete and my mother, who both passed away in March.  This was followed by a family prayer, uttered by my 8 year old granddaughter, Julia.

It was potluck and there was a variety of cuisines, including Korean, Chinese, Mexican, and American.

Click on the photos to enlarge them.

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David used a tripod and a Sony camera to take photos of individual families. What was special was the silver blue tree on the coffee table, which provided an interesting foreground.  I emailed the photos to the respective families.

Here are two of the photos:

David and I:

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My daughter Maria and her family (Grant, Rylan, and Julia):

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After we ate our lunch, we watched a family video, taken during 1993. My mother was 77 years old at the time, and we marveled at how young she looked (better than me, in fact).

I then distributed Styrofoam boxes for guests to take leftovers.

By the way, the refrigerator in the guest room really came in handy, as we were able to store a lot of desserts the day before the party.

All in all, we had a very nice Christmas, spent with loved ones.

10 Responses to “Christmas 2015”

  1. Linda Starr Says:

    what a good idea to have boxes for guests to take leftovers, I like the silver tree, happy holidays to you and your family

  2. DJan Says:

    The kids are growing up really fast, Gigi. And Merry Christmas to you and David! It sounds like it was a very nice gathering. 🙂

  3. Beatrice Says:

    The holidays are best when shared with family and/or friends. Your Christmas celebration looked like a good time was shared by all, Gigi.

  4. Christine Says:

    It sounds like such a lovely party!

  5. Kay G. Says:

    The food looks good and I love the little tree on the table. Looks like everyone had a good time! Happy new year!

  6. mageb Says:

    It all looks wonderful. Happy holidays to you and yours.

  7. Linda Reeder Says:

    I’m happy to hear that you had such a successful family gathering and a good Christmas.

  8. tom sightings Says:

    Family for Christmas, that’s what it’s all about. I love your dress and David’s shirt!

  9. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    I love how organized you are. Gladyour holiday was so special.

  10. Hattie Says:

    Very well organized. Our Christmas has been something of a free for all with seven family members here from the Mainland for two weeks. But we all get along well and are having a great time. The slow cooker is saving my life. Just throw a few ingredients into it,turn it on and come back several hours later to a hot main dish.

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