merry day after christmas my friends!
we had a great time up north with my family. i just felt like i was home and being back up north made me realize that a southern california girl i am not... and never will i be. put me in central cal or norcal and that's the place for me!!
we enjoyed seeing old friends, drinking great champagne, eating cheese and bread, baking with my mom and visiting my granny at her house which is always decorated so beautifully for christmas.
here is a review of christmas eve eve
champagne, wine, cheese, the BEST kalamta olives soaked in merlot, warm bread and great company at the mayhew's house tuesday night/morning
joyce and myself
tannyn and tayli in me and my sisters old aprons
granny (my mom), tann, tay and papa (my step-dad)
eating the dough
aw, how i miss having a fireplace!
tannyn and my gran
joy to the world
the best "blanket" ever... every time i'm at my gran's i wear this - it is so warm, stays on and is much cuter than a snuggie!
oh christmas tree
my grans house - it just isn't christmas until i see my gran and her beautiful house all decorated for christmas
this is my grans dress from the 50's - i have a picture of her wearing it at a ball - it's so pretty, this picture doesn't do it justice! i was so glad i was small enough to try it on but i definitely am not as small as my gran was... it's only zipped up 3/4 up my back (i love how it makes my boobs look big!).
she gave it to me anyway though - yay!
hanging out with one of our many mann families that we love, josh and marian, at sturbucks.
dan and josh being... themselves.
sweet marian and i
okay, that's it for now. i'll be posting some more pics from christmas eve and christmas day over the next few days.
i hope you all had a wonderful christmas with your loved ones... i would love to hear what you all did.