Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."

Since we had Hoot we have been all about traditions and being intentional about instilling them in our kiddos. Almost every year we host a Christmas Eve Dinner. The guest lists have varied from family and friends but Gumbo is always the main course... We drive to Galveston the day before to pick up the best ever gumbo from our favorite haunt. This year we invited three couples that were not going to be with family this Christmas Eve and we had a blast. And BONUS I got to use my grandmothers sterling again this month... I'm in love with it! I feel so blessed to be using a part of my family history. (and it's absolutely beautiful.)

The conversation was great and we laughed hysterically. My good friend Kim introduced me to a fun table game a few years back and I decided last minute to add it to our dinner party agenda. Its so much fun. Each guest is given a sentence on a piece of paper just before dinner. The goal is to work that sentence into the conversation without anyone catching on that it was your game sentence. Here are a few I came up with...

"I'm so on the naughty list."
"Twerking is so much fun."
"Do you smell something weird?"
"I'm going to keep my pants on."
"Gumbo gives me gas."

IT was a SCREAM! A few of our guests actually completed the mission without anyone catching on. The kids played and I'm sure are dreaming of visions of sugar plumbs now.

Lambert read the kiddos the Christmas Story from Luke. We put out the cookies and milk for Santa.
It's quiet, the dishes are done and put away. Santa is surely on his way and we plan on enjoying Daddy's waffles and maple syrup in the morning!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!




  1. Sounds like a great Christmas Eve!!!! Merry Christmas to one of my favorite families !

  2. That sounds like a lot of fun! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. OMGoodness those dishes are awesome and knowing they are from your Grandmother must make them even more loved.