Sunday, January 12, 2014

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning was magical as always.  I didn't really take any pictures because I just wanted to enjoy the moment.
Isaac was thrilled with his air-trekker stilts!
My family joined us for our traditional family brunch (which has now turned into a lunch).  We try to serve as many of my mother's favorite Christmas brunch foods as possible - breakfast casserole, sausage balls in applesauce, fruit with custard and French chocolate.  It is one of my most favorite meals of the year!

After lunch my dad had a special treat for us.  For their neighbor and friend gifts this year, he and Kip put together small bags of chestnuts with instructions on how to roast them.  Roasted chestnuts have special meaning for my family because they were served fresh every Christmas at Clark's department store back in the 1960s.  My dad had brought a bag for us to roast on Christmas day.  This is the first time I had ever tasted the chestnuts because I wasn't born when my parents were involved with the Clark's department store.

I thought they were delicious and it was so fun to continue this family tradition!
The day was pleasant and relaxing - filled with eating, puzzles and games.  Merry Christmas!

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