Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goodbye Christmas, Hello New Year!

My Post Holiday Depression is passing & I am getting more & more excited about the future. What always does the trick for me is planning my next big thing which will come in the form of a Valentine's Brunch in February. I'm already scheming!!!

The other trick is just getting it all out & moving on. So I share with you now my last bits of Christmas & the things I really enjoyed, big & small. My biggest photo regret is not getting a picture taken of the table for 11 I set up on my lanai for Christmas dinner. It was quite nice with a white linen tablecloth, beautiful place mats & matching napkins & glasses. It was dark by dinner time so we lit the Christmas candles & ate our hearts out in the 75 degree weather.

A few of my favorite touches this holiday:

These mats above went perfectly with the few pieces I had picked out below.

I had my eye on & finally bought these cute little stacked dishes. I highly recommend them for any entertainer as they come in handy for appetizers as well as dessert!

A few of Tristan's favorite gifts:

D-Rex: a robot dino that burps, toot toots & purrs when you pet him.

A batman get-up from Grandma & Grandpa P (at their house).

And a Nintendo DS he has been eyeing since his cousins were in town.

Goodbye Christmas. I am ready to move on.

Happy New Year to you & yours!!!!!

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Kristina P. said...

That fountain looks awesome! You'll have to post all about that!

mommaof4wife2r said...

ur fam is so cute! i can hardly stand it. and it's so opposite with all the boys there...no pink and sparkles like here! nice choc fountain...when can we have a party and use it?

Kacey R. said...

Aaaah! You look gorgeous in all the pictures and your guys - oh.so.sweet. Tristan in the Batman get up made me laugh out loud!! Literally! That is too cute!

So happy you got some fun gifts - that steak thermometer timer thingy is crazy cool.

Lorina said...

I love your Tradition! And santa was very good to you this year.

Happy New Year!

Aubrey said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Your boys sure are handsome. What a lovely family you have!

Kimber said...

You received some amazing gifts. So glad santa was good to you and your family this year. I love Tristan's batman outfit. Very cool indeed. My Cade would absolutely love one of those. Have a wonderful New Year!!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Ooh I like that fountain! I'll have to put that on my kitchen list ;) Happy W/W

Allison said...

Looks like a great holiday was had by all!

Happy New Year!

Bitsy said...

You have such great taste in your decorating - every time I see pics of your home I am amazed!

My kids go gaga over that dinosaur in the store, LOL!

Happy New Year!


Pumpkin Delight said...

Glad you are feeling better! Does the remote grill themometer really work? I'd love something to tell me when the steaks are done cuz I always get them too done or not done enough.
Do you have a Tommy B in town? I just went to one when I was visiting my mom in Hawaii. It was DELICIOUS!
Happy New Year!

Hula Hank said...

What?!??! A grill light? Am I correct in thinking that this is a light that grills food?

I also am interested in the remote grill thermometer. Do they make a remote steamed vegetable remote thermometer??

Ritch in Love said...

Have a Happy New Year Girl!

Brenda said...

Happy New Year! What fun presents you got this year. Can't wait to see pictures of them in use.

Hootin' Anni said...

All the photos are so super. I especially love the batman ensemble...priceless.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU....my Wordful is posted, and I'm dreaming of flying high into the sky today. Hope you can come join me!

Jenny said...

Sooooo cute! I love your Christmas re-cap, you and your family are adorable. My boys have those great batman masks, they wear them almost everyday!

Happy New Year to you too!!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Whoa- chocolate foundtain!
Sounds like a party to me!
Ps- Cape Cod chips are the BEST!

Coco said...

Y'all are such a gorgeous family!

That is the prettiest chocolate fountain I have ever seen. LOVE chocolate fountains. You sure did get a lot of fun goodies.

Happy New Year!

yulz said...

Happy New Year to you too ~

rachael said...

love the last two pictures, just beautiful!

happy new year!

Lump said...

Your family is so beautiful! I'm loving Tristan in his Batman gear. He totally rocks it!! SO CUTE.

Diet Coke & Cape Cod Chips? ha! peerrrfect!

and you made out like a bandit this Christmas! :)

Have a happy and safe New Year!!

Mary said...

I spent a lot of time at the theater @ Pointe Orlando last week!!

Looks like you guys had a blast!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Great pictures!!! You got some cool gifts!!

Happy New Year!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I love those stackable dishes and the chocolate fountain is cool. Tristan looks so cute and from the looks of it he loves his gifts. dont feel bad about being a stranger its the same for me as well. I guess its just the holidays keeping us busy.

Sheri said...

Happy New Year! I got kitchen hints as well - 2 new crock pots and a wonderful knife set!

Love your pics -

Wifey Dessert said...

I'm so jealous that you have a chocolate fountain lol.. Those are so cool!!! My hubs knows I love penguins so I got a lot of penguin stuff (YAY!)!!

Michelle said...

Chips and coke, why din't I think of that? :)

I can't wait to see what wonderful recipes you have to share with us in the New Year.

Maria said...

I love your touches! Great photos too! Happy New Year!

Pam said...

Your Christmas table must have looks amazing.

It looks like you all had a merry Christmas filled with lots of fun presents.

Happy new Year!

Jen said...

ugh, I need to start taking down decorations this weekend. It's just not as fun as putting things out, now is it!? :(

Reluctant Housewife said...

Happy New Year to you too! Looks like you had a lovely holiday.

Coco said...

I will happily ship Bram to you. He would LOVE playing with Tristan! Haha!!

Unfortunately, he learns all his little sayings from me. Sad but true.

Bre said...

Great Pics ! Your little and big guys are soo cute !

Sooo....I was looking for an easy but elegant recipe for entertaining friends on Friday ...so I wandered over to my favourite cookbook - LIVE. LOVE. EAT. She's an awesome blogger,friend, cook and always has something yummy!

Lo and behold she did - Chicken stuffed with Asiago and lemon sage sauce sounds excellent .....but could you do me one its, bitsy favour - I followed the link but couldn't quite find it in the pupkin blog ;) Could you give me a hint where to find it ?

....and no worries if you cant quite get to it today cause it's New Year's Eve and all- just if you get a chance.

Have an awsome New Year's Eve !


Michelle said...

LOL! I love Santa's treats!

Great pics! Y'all are all so gorgeous! Your little boy is so handsome!!!

He is going to lve that DS! You got some awesome gifts too! you are going to have fun!

Happy NEw Year!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you were bummed out before. All better now? Right?

Those were some great gifts you got there! I love kitchen gadgets.

(I thought it was cute how you said lanai too. You and my mom are the only people I know who say that. Not that you're like my mom or anything. I'm prob older than you anyway.It sounded bad but I meant it as a compliment. I'll shut up now.)

Elaine A. said...

Looks and sounds like Santa was good to everyone!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2009! : )

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE those table mats! Have a wonderful New Year and a lucky and prosperous 2009!

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy New Years! You look so pretty and happy! Your family is adorable! I love your new presents!

Honey Mommy said...

I bet Santa really appreciates that Diet Coke! Helps keep him awake, right?

Happy New year!

Jessica said...

Looks like you are Blessed!!!
Happy New Year..I too get the after Christmas blues..but am also getting over it and looking forward! Love the chocolate fountain.

Baby Favorite said...

Wonderful gifts for wonderful people! You are blessed. :)

Happy New Year!!!

Jen said...

Santa was good to you. Happy New Year to you. I hope you enjoy it.

Jason, as himself said...

I really liked seeing these pics of your family. And of your awesome gifts!

I love those round fancy placemats, too.

The Nice One said...

WOW that is some fountain! The Ice Princess has been wanting one of those!
Great pictures! Happy 2009!

Tam said...

Great Pictures! OOO that Fountain...I can not wait to see the amazing pictures of that working...LOL YUM!

Happy New Year my bloggy Friend! Happy New Year!

Kimber said...

You have an award waiting for you at my blog.

Angela said...

Everything looks great!! And I love the chocolate fountain (and also the idea of balancing with Healthier Fridays :-) I can't wait to see what you post! I need inspiration to get off my butt and work out again. Healthier eating should help!

Happy New Year my friend!

Love and hugs!

Tabitha Blue said...

So glad your had a great, great, great Christmas!! Looks wonderful!!! Cute family as well ;)

Happy New Year!!!!



Tabitha Blue said...

So glad your had a great, great, great Christmas!! Looks wonderful!!! Cute family as well ;)

Happy New Year!!!!



~Marie~ said...

Happy New Year!!!!

April said...

haha! love the diet coke and chips!!!

Bre said...

.....awh ...thanks for sending the link to my email - so sweet of you to take the time ....but I didn't get it LOL.

or maybe I deleted it by accident.I was on a deleting rampage yesterday.

Maybe try again - brelaina@shaw.ca
But please don't go to too much trouble ...no worries. I can always try looking around that blog again.

...a big thank you for your efforts. Happy New Year and have a great day !!


angie said...

I want to keep you in the kitchen, too, and I haven't even tasted your cooking! :)

A Nintendo DS arrived at our house, too.

I can't wait for you new Friday feature. Seriously, can't wait!

Happy New YEar.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Great pics! I think that Diet Coke and Cape Cod Chips takes the cake! Too funny!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

gorgeous family!

Anonymous said...

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN!