Tuesday, December 28, 2010

So This Is Christmas . . .

So this was Christmas, by the little tree I scored Dec 22nd for half off.   It may not look like much, but for $10 I am not going to complain.

Christmas morning my parents and I headed off to the only mass being said on Christmas day; the 9am bilingual service.  And just as I was welcomed into the community a few weeks earlier,  the parish clapped for all those visiting the church that day (insert my parents here.)

The bilingual mass had a little Tejano flair where Jingle Bells made a surprise visit during the most sacred part of the mass.

After mass we returned home for breakfast, presents, and of course the cooking of the next meal; dinner.


As this was the first time I (meaning my Mom) had used the oven, shortly after the first casserole was placed inside the oven we set off all the smoke detectors in the unit because the "new" oven smell started burning itself off.  Windows were cracked and fan vents turned on and all order was shortly restored.


Here's Mom and I getting our "cook" on.

And dinner is served!  Turkey, Corn Casserole, Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, and Gravy - YUM!

(And yes, every plate is a different color on purpose.)

The Song Of The Day - So This Is Christmas (War Is Over)  by John Lennon


  1. Are your dishes part of the Sausalito collection from Pottery Barn?

  2. You know it! Don't you have them too?

  3. ok, now help me out here, just jon. the surroundings look good, the meal looks yummy, the party goers all have smiles on their faces, but why is everyone bundled up? ( and that scarf your mother's wearing, i'm sure i've seen it in the mens department at gap.) i'm pretty sure a good time was had by all, though.
    love, mom

  4. So lovely!! What is the significance of the pillow with the number 4? I had to type the word number because I am typing this on an IPad and the number symbol is on the same key with plus sign AND the equal sign. Hmmmm.
    Happy New Year Jon!

  5. Joanne -

    The four is for my birthday. I found it at Pottery Barn and felt obligated to buy it.