Looking back through my photos I realize I have a lot of catching up to do! On the 15th of December my mom had our annual family get together at her home so we headed back to celebrate with everyone. We had a wonderful time but it always passes by way too quickly. Since I did take so many photos I will be breaking it up into different posts. :-)
I've said before and I have to say again I love being at my parent's house. It's always so warm and welcoming and my mom has a knack for decorating and has always welcomed others into her home. For years it's where we all come together. For this first part I'll be sharing some decorations from that day.
One of the appetizers I made that I just have to share are these bacon wraps. I saw the recipe from the Pioneer Woman's show on Food Network and they are delicious! I made some with turkey bacon and some with regular bacon. You take a club cracker sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese, wrap it with bacon and bake on 200 degrees for about 2 1/2 hours. They are freezable and be sure to heat them up before serving...a simple pop into the microwave will be fine or put the pan in the oven for a few moments on low heat.
Hayley was working so hard on her jewelry over the holidays, getting up at 5:30 AM and putting in long hours. She was rewarded with lots of sales, so proud of her. This is just a few of the pieces she made.
Here begins some of the decor my mom had that day and for the holidays.
This little cutie made the tree look even better! ;-)
Kathleen was quite busy making pictures for everyone who was coming by that day.
She greeted everyone at the door as they came inside with their pictures. Don't you just love her outfit? LOL
Fresh fruit to enjoy as we prepared for the day.
Three of my favorite girls....so happy to be together!!
JoAnn is not a family member by blood but is in our hearts. She is like a mom to Jerry and he wanted her to share in this day with us. The girls refer to her as their Baba (grandma :-) It was so nice being able to spend a little time with her, we don't get to see her often enough.
I love taking random, unexpected pictures and just capturing the moments of good times.
My aunt Jean....
And Jerry in his jingle bell shorts is the way to end this first part of our holidays, lol. More to come!
Have a great week and if you haven't already be sure to stop by and enter my giveaway. :-)