Friday, December 26, 2014

Our Christmas

The last several years we have a tradition of going to Mass and then going to dinner with some of our neighbor friends to Ruffino's.

The food was delicious as usual - crabmeat cheesecake, veal Michael, a wedge salad, wine, white chocolate bread pudding,  but our service was not good.

Me, Amelia-Ann, Stafford, Suzy, Santa, Alexandra & Sheri

After dinner we all go home, put on our pajama's & head to our Christmas Eve pj party 2 houses down.

Almost the whole crew. We play the white elephant game, have some drinks & cookies & laugh  A LOT!
Christmas morning Dean was up bright & early to cook his seafood gumbo. My contribution to this years gumbo was 2.5 hours of my Christmas Eve that I spent peeling & deveining shrimp!

Logan got a Scooter for Christmas

We grazed all day. There was way too much food but it was so good! Gumbo, ham, potato salad, crawfish pie, crab pie, deviled eggs, spinach dip, meatballs, pinwheels, rice dressing, rolls, cream cheese & pepper jelly. Not to mention the pies, cake, cookies & candy. All that for 15 people.
We took a break from food long to open gifts.

Once all the gifts were opened a rousing game of baseball happened.
The cousins on my side of the family.

Brooke, Logan, Brendan & Dylan
Me with my brother & my Godchildren. Getting this picture was an act of congress. Brendan is not at all interested in pics & I had to beg him.
My parents with Logan, their only grandchild.

Lydia, Logan & Scott

Me, Logan & Dean

Their funny face pic!
We had a fabulous day! Saturday we'll be in Bayou Pigeon at Dean's parents house to do Christmas with Dean's brother & his kids.
How was y'all's Christmas?


  1. Traci,

    Thanks for sharing your family pictures. I can see how "merry" all of you are and can feel the love. You have some great traditions...our food sounds so boring after hearing about the seafood and Dean's gumbo. Send some here! Please!

    I love the first both look wonderful and it's just a tad romantic! :)

    Jane x

  2. :) Love the pics!! Glad you had a Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh how fun! I love the idea of a pajama party. I will have to copy that sometime. Happy New Year, Traci!...Christine