Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like.....

Christmas!

After all of the sadness, it's definitely time for a little Christmas cheer!!

First a couple of party pics that I had promised you...
By the time I started getting food on the table (buffet style),
I forgot to take pictures.
But I did get a few shots of the cookies that I baked....


Coconut macaroons, peanut blossoms, pecan pie bars, spritz,


ginger snaps, russian tea cakes, spritz, and iced lemon cookies.
The table was decorated in red with white snowflakes.

About a half hour before the party, Oakley came back from a run in the woods.

Oakley:  "Ok, I'm ready for the party.... I finally smell good again!"

Why is it that after you give a dog a bath, he's not happy until he once again
smells gamey?


The first activity was a farm tour.  
Moonbeam welcomed everyone with his Mr. Ed impersonation.


The goats are always a favorite...
especially Dot, who was extra charming (begging for Ritz).


Following the farm tour we had a buffet dinner:
London Broil, Tequila Chicken, Shrimp cocktail
Pasta Salad, Fruit salad,
punch, mulled cider,
Vidalia onion/ Swiss cheese bake,
Fresh vegetable tray,
Homemade Guacamole, and other munchies were on the menu...
and of course Christmas Cookies!


Yesterday we spent a little time playing "dress up".

Chloe:  "Hmmmm, so much to choose from...."


Me:  "Oh, Chloe, you look so festive...
which is your favorite?"


Chloe:  "I think I like this garland the best!  It reminds me of hay."


Chloe:  "Definitely not this elf hat....it makes me look like a unicorn!"


Daphne:  "Is that you, Chloe?"


Sam:  "I don't know, but...."


"I think this hat is a little too heavy for my head"


The rest of my afternoon was spent constructing a Christmas star for Hubbs.
He had told me over the weekend that he thought our old log cabin needed a star.
So, I got to work in the shop and made this...


Thanks, Jim and Kathy, for helping me get it hung in time to surprise Hubbs!!

13 comments:

  1. Looks YUMMY & fun yesterday ! Loved your photos . Oh my those Donkeys are soo cute ! Thanks for sharing . Have a wonderful day !

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  2. Wow what a spread you put out-and your cookie trays are beautiful! My favorite cookies are the spritz. They remind me of my childhood when my dear grandma would make dozens and dozens of them. Yummo! :)

    Chloe looks radiant in all her Christmas finery. Thanks for sharing, Bev! Hugs, Meghan

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  3. Your animals look so festive! Your cookie pics make my mouth water:) Have a great day - if you're like me, you're finishing up Christmas projects.

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  4. Chloe is a poser! It looks like she rather enjoyed dressing up. :p

    Kristin

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  5. Love all the new outfits...too cute! But the star...the very best, aren't you a super wife! I bet he loved it!

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  6. I love how all the animals - excuse me - trusty companions - nope that isn't it either - members of the family - that's it - join in all the festivities LOL Merry Christmas and I'm looking forward to your blog next year too. Totally entertaining every day.

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  7. everything looks wonderful and it sounds like a great time was had by all! the animals all look like such good sports! and the star on the log cabin is beautiful. great job!

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  8. ok, one question...what holiday hat did you wear? that of the Elf, reindeer or Santa? Knowing you... all 3... elf (builder/maker)...reindeer (deliverer)..Santa (Spreading joy & smiles)
    Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas to you, Jack, family and critters...
    Hugz & I luv the "thread spools" wink wink... see ya in June at the Glamp fire :>)

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  9. Cookies look great..as do the animals in their Christmas garb..Ho Ho Ho...

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  10. Yummy cookies, and it sounds like an absolutely delicious buffet. Love your animal pics as always. :)

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  11. Just beautiful!!! Love the farm animals in their festive Christmas outfits!! Merry Christmas!! Oh, and the cookies...to die for yummy!!!

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  12. You baked a lot of goodies!!! The menu sounded so good! Love the animals in their Christmas finery!!!!
    XO Kris

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