Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Gathering #2

Our beautiful niece, Jill, was born on Christmas Day 23 years ago so yesterday we celebrated with her.  Ever since she was born, the 25th of December has been her birthday party day!  We had a Greek meal of chicken or shrimp souvlaki in pita shells and a variety of salads.  Dessert /  birthday cake was my sister's famous fruit pizza.  

And then we helped her finish the gingerbread cookie puzzle she'd started the night before,

opened presents, 

had snacks,

and finished the day with a long game of "Possum-opoly" - a version of Monopoly based on the Red Green Show.  There was lots of wheeling, dealing, auctioning and haggling before Tyler won!  Bob says there was also some cheating - and the girls did some napping before the marathon was over!!

We are so blessed to have these wonderful shared times with our family.  
Happy Birthday, Jill - we love you!!


  1. I zoomed in on the snack photo - pretty impressive spread. Might just have to pinch a few of those delights. As you know I am a whizz of a cook ;)

  2. What a blessing to have the time together with family!

  3. Anonymous10:31 AM

    It is so nice to be with family for the holidays.

    That snack table is awfully tempting, Crystal! XO

  4. Hi you! Things have chnaged a lot for me in the last year! I beleive Tate said you subbed at CES recently?
    I am going to have a lot of reading to catch up on your escapades, lol.
    Good to see a friendly face on here.
    Take care.