December 26, 2010
When cousins get to tease cousins, no matter the ages they all enjoy.
Aunt Cathy with Abbie.
California weather meant the little guys spent several hours on the trampoline Christmas Eve Day.
Daniel and Beverly.
Its hard to wait your turn to open a present.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
As the day got late, the guys put up the candles and lit the tree.
By popular request, Cedric made his pecan sticky buns before working on one of the Christmas meat pies, or pastie, as the traditional dish is known in our family.
Laurie displayed some Christmas “bling” with her lighted necklace.
The “dueling” cooks each made a giant pastie, each a bit different, both delicious. The banter goes something like this: “Your pastie is an abomination, its too juicy its too much like a pot pie.”
“Yours needs a little something to spice it up.” All in fun, not a morsel remained after breakfast on Christmas Day.
After dinner, the candles were snuffed, the tree adored and the family enjoyed the evening.
One of the grown-up “kids” helped the little ones with their toys.
The guy who drove the farthest distance enjoyed a nap.
And, a merry Christmas was had by all.