My niece Brittney found this funky, pink, fine lady hat while shopping this season with her new college chums in Ft. Myers. She decided that she had to have the hat and that we should all wear hats for Christmas Eve Dinner.
Hmmm ... we don't really do hats here in South Florida but thought for her we could give it a try. Everyone's hats were supposed to remain a secret that we would surprise every one with on the big night.
I stressed over finding the right hat and was torn between a fine felt red feathered hat with a netting (lady luck) or a really cool straw hat from Tommy Bahama it's made by the Shady Brady Hat Co. (cute).
Mom wore her red hat, you know the one in the "when I'm an old woman poem."
I decorated my new Straw Shady Brady with a poinsettia, Mandy's little black hat was cute as can be dressed up in green and red with a tiny Christmas Bear and Theresa bought a black fine ladys hat similar to the red one I was contimplating (great minds think alike ahh ... sort of).
Our family has been known to be pretty corny at times (some times more than others), even the boy's played along ... good sports, right?
Our Christmas Eve dinner was 5 courses that took us from 4:00 until 11:30 to finish "ugh." In-between courses we played dominoes and tried out a little relaxation practice (early Christmas presents) with Origins Sensory Therapy (if you have not tried it you should), vibrating scalp massagers and the greatest microwavable, herbal scented heating pads for head, neck, feet and back. Ahhhh ....
My sister said that these photos are not the kind you want plastered all over the Internet and she's right but ... here in my journal it's just me and you guys and we're like family, right?
Ah ... does anyone else have a problem conveying your excitement about your J-Land friends to your real life friends and family? Mine usually look at me like I'm crazy or something if I mention one of you in passing conversation as if we were friends. They just don't get it ... but I guess they don't have to, right?
Anyway after dinner we opened another early Christmas present (matching pajamas for everybody) YaY! after a meal like that it was so nice to slip into some brand new comfy jammies. We always have Christmas breakfast together the next morning (it's when we open presents) and everyone comes over in their jammies for bagels orange juice and eggs. (it's a long standing family tradition).
Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas and T, don't worry about the jammie pictures being posted, were all family here ... lol
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