Monday, May 30, 2016


It looks like Santa found us in Athens!

 Santa must have been hungry, that was a long flight!
Santa brought Charlie a new pony!

Monster truck racetrack!

Minecraft and a Minecraft book!
Stockings fun!

New clothes were a big win!

Only Christmas hat left was the Bah Humbug hat.

Caught her eating the head off the chocolate santa in the bathroom, lol.
Christmas dinner became a fun affair with neighbors and friends.  We did it progressive style.  Appetizers at one house, main course at the next, and then dessert at our house.  Here were my appetizers. 
Time for the main course.

Mulled Wine and Hot Buttered Rum for dessert course.
So many yummy desserts.

The ladies who did all the cooking.

The chocolate "gingerbread" house was solid chocolate cake on the inside.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Its the happiest time of the year!

Well, it might not look like December, but its time to celebrate Christmas!

 Christmas dinner preparations, hot buttered rum mix!
 Of course a snack while cooking is always needed.  A little fresh olive oil and Greek fete, Yum!

Christmas cookie decorating!  

And of course its not Christmas without Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast.  Have to make enough to share with neighbors and friends.

Another year with Christmas pjs from Nanie and Papa.

Our Elf Dot thought that the kids were being pretty good so for his last day with us for the year he brought a lot of fun treats in order to build gingerbread houses.
Christmas eve pj night and gingerbread house building with friends.  Its pretty great.

Ending the night with Christmas movies in front of the fire.