Native Texan Livin': Christmas Eve

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve

Bo & I have taken on the task of hosting Christmas Eve the past few years...and we love it!  We love having all of the family & kids here!  The plan was to cook the tamales we made a few weeks ago, but something had to go wrong, right?!?!  After 45 min of cooking, the tamales still weren't done (which they should've been) so we decided it was because I have an electric stove.  Bo had to end up taking the giant pot outside to cook on his propane burner for his turkey fryer.  (Which he did suggest about a week ago but I figured Memaw wouldn't want to mess with the tamales outside.  My bad!)  Anywho......

The food turned out great in the end!  We had tamales, rice, beans, a verde macaroni & TONS of appetizers & desserts.
Nana picking thru the beans, getting them ready to cook

Memaw & Christopher

Ay chuce!  Is Valerie modeling for me?!  ;-)

Bottoms up nana!

Aunt Jenny & Christopher

tamales cooking outside


Tito, Bo, Andy & Al hanging out outside

Nana, Christopher, Julie, Lauren, Luke & Valerie

Nana, Memaw, Jenny & Gloria

All the kids at the kids table....
Liam, Luke, Maggie, Bella & Izzy

Matching sisters!

Brothers!  Daniel & Tito

Chris Kringle
 Why is playing under the table so fun?!?!

Cousins:  Maggie, Christopher, Izzy, Bella, Liam & Luke
 Opening Presents!!!
Izzy w/ her Lalaloopsy doll!

Who's more excited...Tito or Maggie?!

Izzy helping Maggie open her gifts

playing with her phone from Fiona & Milly
 And now for the pièce de résistance....Memaw's crocheted goodies!
Izzy in her ear muff headband w/ a flower

Memaw in her own "flapper style" cap w/ flower

Lauren showing off same "flapper style" cap as Memaw

Daniel & Tito w/ lovely blue ear muffs w/ flowers.  Just lovely!  :-)
What a great Christmas Eve!  We ended the night late & I was finally in bed at exactly midnight...just in time for Santa to come!

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