Friday, December 26, 2014


The Sunday before Christmas,
family Christmas was celebrated at "the farm"....
Here's the table all ready for us all...

Before supper was play time in the rec room.
Pool, darts and general rough housing with the kids.
The Steelers were playing..They won!!!

Sammie catching 40 winks..

Dinner was served and it was wonderful.
There were so many good choices, each better than the last.
  It was hard to know where to start.

Our family keeps getting bigger almost by the day.

Lots of baked goodies..all home made.


After dinner we played
 Christmas tree bingo and sang Christmas carols.
Taryn was our Director.


The dogs weren't forgotten..

We were supposed to wear ugly Christmas sweaters.
They seem to be back in style but I don't have one anymore.
This one had Christmas lights on it. 

Clean up began.

The dishwasher wasn't empty for long..

Is somebody sleepy??

Things were cleaned up and spiffy in short order.

Then it was back downstairs for gag gifts, Pollyanna s
and presents.
Here is one of the "Ugly" Christmas sweaters.
I missed this but I think...

This was the top of the Christmas tree..

and her skirt was the tree skirt with the presents around the tree..


A wonderful time was had by all.
Our host and hostess outdid themselves as always.
We appreciate all the special efforts they go to to make everyone 
feel loved and welcome.


Diane said...

Quite a table! Everyting looks so nice!!

Lynne said...

Certainly looks like great food, great fun, great family! And a wonderful home for everyone to feel comfortable!
Not sure how Beverly does it all . . . I bet "great" team efforts take place along the way to make it all happen!
Thanks Missy . . . I loved the crazy Sweater idea!

Jody in Georgia said...

Wow! Obviously a lot of love went into that celebration! Fantastic!

Junebug said...

You can see all the love and fun in your pics! A perfect Christmas to me. Hugs!!

Karen L. Bates said...

Looks wonderful, I bet you had a great time! Such a large family!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Missy, looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.. I love that large dining table.. And all the yummies..The doggies are cuties, I love dogs.. Great series of photos! I wish you and your family a happy healthy New Year!

Marie said...

Big family! What a wonderful gathering! And the food looks delicious! The tree skirt skirt is very cute.