Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Eve Dinner

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had Christmas Eve dinner at our house this year. We usually go to my mother's house, but she wasn't feeling up to it this time. I love entertaining and I was thrilled to have it at my house. I only provided desserts and side dishes, so I was able to spend most of my preparation time on getting the house ready and the table set. The girls had so much fun getting out the good flatware and crystal and helping me set the table.

We had such a nice time. The food and the company couldn't have been better.

I didn't take pictures of the kids' table, but here are some pictures of the adult table, the food table, and my impromptu fruit centerpiece on the snack bar. I trimmed the greenery off of one of my trees in the front yard. My sweet mom told me the house looked like a page out of Southern Living. I think she's a little biased, but I did appreciate the compliment! :)

Mike goes back to work tomorrow and Peter flies back to his base. I'm dreading seeing him off. It's so hard to say goodbye. He's very good to keep in touch and I know I'll get to talk to him on the phone often. It's just hard to see him leave and not know for sure when I'll get to see him again. It will probably be months and months. I'm trying to put off the being sad until after he leaves so that I can enjoy this last day with him.


Daughter of the King said...

Your table DOES look like it came out of a magazine..everything looks beautiful....
I sure do know those Good-byes...
ouch..they are sure hard on our Mother's hearts...praying for you.

50shousewife said...

I truly appreciate those prayers Deby. It was so hard to say goodbye to him today. Somehow I managed not to cry, so that's a good thing. :)