Wow ~ another year has passed and a new one has just begun! This month I'll be celebrating my 1 year blogversary and will be having my very first GIVEAWAY! More to follow on that...
There's lots I'd like to share with you today, so here we go!
The girls' had a fabulous holiday party the week before Christmas. So much fun to be around all those gorgeous young people!
|cookies from the infamous Nadine's of Tucson|
|mini caprese salad|
|all kinds of Jo Jo's|
and a little Photo-booth fun!
On Tuesday night, Ron and I took in the Polar Express
at the historic Fox Theater in downtown Tucson....FUN!!
We made a return trip on Friday night, with the girls, to see...
Melissa told us she had never seen the movie...hard to believe! It was perfect Holiday entertainment, 2 days before Christmas.
Christmas Eve brings with it an Italian tradition to our home ~ the Feast of the 7 Fishes... I try to change it up a little each year. This year we feasted on mini crab pitas, tuna pate', linguini with clam sauce,
farfalle with shrimp and scallop scampi and crispy bacala (cod).
We were stuffed, but oh so happy!! The girls were set with their traditional Christmas Eve jammies...
A beautiful 9 a.m. Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Church began our Christmas Day followed by overnight sticky buns
Here are some highlights of the day...
|love from our dearest Aunt Debbie Sanders|
|German nutcracker for her collection|
|some love from his girls|
|special love from Mom|
And our day luxuriously stretched on....filled with Christmas movies, laughing, cooking, and more feasting that night...
Needless to say, this week we find ourselves a lot more disciplined with our food choices and ready to "dig in" to a healthy New Year. It's been a blessed holiday in every imaginable way. We've been so fortunate to have shared it with our family and friends....and that's what really matters, isn't it?
Wishing you every blessing in this brand new year. My January is shaping up to be a very busy one...but that's for next week's blog! Have a beautiful week, dearest friends....I love you!