Christmas Eve

December 25, 2009

We had a lovely evening.  The food was grand, the company was even better, and it seemed that everyone received gifts he/she liked.  Adrienne’s gifts included games of which I had never heard — I am SO out of touch.

Tree before carnage 12-24-09Debi’s perfect tree

Brock digs into the salsa 12-24-09Brock (younger son) digs into Kim’s salsa — so very good*

Kiva fireplace 12-24-09Doesn’t the kiva fireplace look inviting?

I forgot to take photos of the carnage as the presents were opened.  I was too busy saying oooh and aaah, and there are no photos of us eating because — we were all too busy eating.  I promise everything was so very good.  There is nothing like a laid back evening with family — nothing.

*  Yes, Kim, we did add some Hatch green chile to the salsa.  Our tastebuds must be hardened by our regular chile diet!  However, everyone commented favorably about the great flavor — must be the garden fresh ingredients.  Thank you again for sending it down to me.


  1. I’ve always liked that style of fireplace. Looks warm and cozy!

  2. Sherilyn says:

    Sounds like a perfect evening! I love the fireplace!!! Merry Christmas to all and hope to see you at Nationals in 2010!

  3. C-Myste says:

    Great fireplace, I agree. I’m thinking that we really need to have a desert home and an Oregon home, too!

  4. Kim says:

    Glad you all enjoyed the salsa. I think roasting everything on the BBQ turned it sweet. We just add some fresh serrano peppers to it and it’s just right.

    That Holmes is still quite the looker!