Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas day

On Christmas morning, the children managed to sleep in until nearly 8:00AM, then came to wake us up:

I had formed two trays of doughnut dough the night before, so I pulled them out to rise on the counter while we opened gifts.

Thank you to all of our extended family for your generosity!

After they were opened and the wrapping was cleared away, we baked the doughnuts, which were tasty, as always (recipe from 101 Cookbooks -- I make my dough in the bread machine, form the doughnuts, and then put them in the refrigerator overnight).

After that, we had a laid back day of spending time together, and eating leftovers. After the children were tucked into bed, Greg and I put together a beautiful spread of Spanish cured ham (mail ordered from La Tienda).

Click here for my tasting notes on the photo in Flickr - hover your mouse over it to reveal the text boxes.
It was quite an experience, bringing Spain to our table, and a beautiful way to end our Christmas day.

The next morning brought yet more gifts, in mail that had been delayed!

Two beautiful outfits from Aunt Mary Ann and Uncle Bob -- one for Lavella, and one for Jonah, were put into use this morning:

For even more pictures of our 3-day Christmas celebration, you can click on over to our Flickr set.


wendy said...

looks like fun. I miss those days when the kids would get me up.

a.susie said...

I LOVE the bed shot! Should be a poster. Jonah is one handsome boy in his new duds.