Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009: A Recap

In the land of

. . . cacti

. . . and citrus

. . . and mountains,

we cooked

. . . and played games

. . . (and some slept while we played games)

. . . and hugged

. . . and ate great food

. . . and WON!!!

But best of all, we made new friends.

[This is Adam who read my blog posts about the Greek wedding we attended last summer. He told my parents that if I ever came to Tucson he would cook a lamb dinner for me. On our last night there, my parents had a party for several of their friends and, true to his word, Adam brought the lamb. He also brought Greek potatoes and a noodle dish that I can't remember the name of. But it was all yummy, and Adam was lovely. I'll never forget that special meal. Thanks, Adam!]



  1. Looks like a great Christmas! And that is a cute apron!!

  2. Wonderful review of a wonderful Christmas!

  3. You look so cute in your little apron. A wonderful Christmas had by one and all is simply special.

    From the hills and hollers of the Ozarks here's wishing you a fantastic New Year. God bless ya'll!!!

  4. Oh Shelly, you were just up the road from me! sounds and looks like you had a great Christmas. So glad.

    I have that same red shirt, by the way, and you look smashing in it! Especially with that darling apron.


  5. So, Kay, you can attest to the fact that it was FREEZING last week. (You have such great taste, by the way!)

    Nezzie, thanks for coming by! And for the comment! Woo hoo!

  6. I just wanted to say thanks for popin' in with your sweet comment today.

    In the words of Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear!!!

    Have a restful evening!

  7. OOPA Shelley. Yasou!!!!!!!!
    What a wondeful day and such a pleasure to finally meet you and the "family". I really looked forward to cooking the dinner with such aticipation. I had a great time, and look forward to doing this again. Till the next time, be well and have a great New Year.


  8. Aw, Adam, you're the best. Thanks again--till next time . . .

  9. Looks like it was a great Christmas! So, what was that game?! It doesn't look like any games we played!

  10. Shelly - your mom looks great! I still remember meeting her and getting to see her so many times at Wheaton! :)

  11. dmswelch3, I forgot to tell you. . . . We play Bozo Buckets every year. Isn't that lame?! But we also play other games, add up the score, and the winner gets a quilt that my mom has made. Now THAT'S a family competition! :)