Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Church, family, dinner, snow. What a beautiful evening.

Christmas dress little girl

Christmas Eve table setting

More photos after the jump.

The farm contingent:

In front of Grace Church

In church:

Grace Episcopal Church

Samantha

Leigh, Sondra, Sam, Boo

All the kids picked up a little toy animal on the way into church, and during the service, the congregation sang “Away in a Manger” while the children took their little animals up. I was convinced Samantha was going to have trouble giving hers up.

Samantha at the manger

But she watched what everyone else around her was doing and then gently placed it near the other animals, opened her hand and let it go.

Samantha at the manger

It was just about the sweetest thing I’d ever seen.

After church it was back to the farm for cocktails! Manhattans, to be precise:

Chris and Boo

Samantha was rather into the hors d’oeuvres:

Samantha

Sam

A few photos by Lexi!

Panda ornament

The fam!

Table all set:

Christmas Eve table setting

Christmas dinner table

Salads ready to go:

Arugula Salad with Dates, Almonds and Grapefruit (recipe here):

Arugula Salad with Dates, Almonds and Grapefruit

Fennel soup (recipe here):

Dan Barber's Fennel Soup

Parsnip steaks, kale with pine nuts, maple-roasted squash with chestnuts (recipes linked with each):

Parsnip steaks, kale with pine nuts, maple-roasted squash with chestnuts

And at the end of the evening, we found ourselves with a white Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all,

And to all a good night.

 

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