Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Celebrating Christmas

 On Christmas morning we headed out to my Aunt's farm for breakfast.

 Eggs Benedict

 We came prepared to hit the fields.

 Sam & EAS

It was an entertaining Gator ride between the two dogs...there were lots of kisses and wagging tails.



I am going to need lots of practice in order to convince JCW I need my own shotgun.

JCW & EAS

We tried out JCW's grandfather's 22 caliber and it was a lot of fun to shoot.


After a quick shoe change we headed home.

Once again BLS out did herself with another beautiful tablescape.

 For dinner JCW made Beef Burgundy with Gruyere Mashed Potatoes.

After dinner we opened gifts.

Special thanks to Aunt S & Uncle G for a wonderful breakfast and free rein over the Gator...we always have a blast on your farm! xx

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the bed of the Gator lined with the Oriental rug!! Would expect nothing less.

Hope you and JCW had a great holiday. Impressed with his cooking chops. That meal looked awesome!

Have him take you out to Loch Raven Trap on Dulaney Valley Rd. Great place to practice breaking clays. And then you can go over to Peerce's for drinks!

See you in 2012.

BMO'C

j.mosby said...

EAS & JCW glad to see you had a wonderful Christmas! We're heading down to Palmetto bluff in the SC low country for New Years, I hope have a great 2012! Barbour On:-)

Pink Champagne said...

What a lovely Christmas! The tablescape looks beautiful, and dinner looks delicious. PS - I adore those Gucci ballet flats!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

What a fun and fabulous Christmas you and your family had! For our first Christmas together, I gave Dave a .22 rifle. I think it was then he knew I was a keeper. :-0 Christmas crackers have been a tradition in our family since I was a little girl. Every year, my sister, mother and I pose for a picture with our crowns. Have a very happy new year!

Delta Daisies said...

The egg benedict looks amazing! I love my Hunter boots..I wear them when we are on the farm as well.

Angela Duke said...

What a fun time!! Love that Barbour. Total Princess Diana look. Looks like you had a great Christmas!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Looks like the perfect Christmas day to me--Gator rides? Shooting? And good food? Yes, please!

Jules said...

It looks like you had a fabulous Christmas and I bet the dogs enjoyed it too. Your Gucci flats are fabulous!

The egg benedict looks so good!

The City Boy said...

what a great time...those labs remind me of mine. She would love riding around on a gator.

i like your change of shoes! ;)

Nicole said...

This looks like so much fun- I am loving the shoes, of course, but also your outfit with the gun! So country chic.

Nelle Somerville said...

Such a gorgeous table! I'm dying to get a girls gun club together. My mother was the sharp shooter in camp and we used to shoot skeet over Lake Michigan. We MUST!!!

Portuguese Prepster said...

love love the shoes!! and the guns haha. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah said...

Eggs benedict is my all time favorite breakfast food! Love the shooting pics!

Anonymous said...

Your life is, well - cool.

John said...

That breakfast looks scrumptious!

BAH said...

All the food looks amazing. Yum!

mMc said...

Looks like a great time on the farm! What jeans do you have on? They fit so well under your wellies. Even my skinny ones are always 'poofing' out a little at the knee... Have a great New Year!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Thanks for all of the sweet comments! My jeans/skinnies are more like jeggings from AG. Their jeans fit me well and I always wash them inside out to help with fading! xx

Stroods said...

I'm becoming mildly obsessed with your mom's tablescapes! Can you find out where those plates and tortoise glasses are from? I've been trying to class up our Thanksgiving table and always end up stuck on orange and green!
Oh and not to gush or anything, but your mom needs her own interior decorating style blog!!!!

Summer is a Verb said...

Omg, WE had gruyere mashed potatoes at Christmas dinz too and they looked exactly like that! Actually, they were gruyere and mozzarella and, per my father, apparently très French in that soupy consistancy...XXOO

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Stroods,
I did ask my mom and the plates are from an antique show...she is obsessed with them! She got the tortoise glasses at NM, years ago. Thank you for your kind words...I have told her she needs to start a blog, even if she only posts a few times a month! xx
ps: I saw some tortoise glasses at C. Wonder.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Looks like our Thanksgiving at my husband's farm. Great food and shot guns!

Stroods said...

Thanks EAS for checking with your mom! She has impeccable taste, so classic and timeless. I do hope she starts her own blog!! I started mine today...