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A Chilly Christmas

by Meghann on December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Santa’s coming tonight! Are you excited? I know I am!! Hopefully he got that list I sent him a few weeks ago. πŸ˜‰

Santa didn’t come last night, but the North Pole sure did! I don’t have a real bed at my parents’ house (I sleep on an air mattress in my old room turned office), nor do I have a real blanket or pillow. Usually I can get away with a throw blanket during the night, but last night a cold front came through. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning shivering from the cold and had to track blankets down around the house. By the time morning rolled around I had FOUR blankets on top of me and was still freezing.

At least it feels like Christmas now. Long sleeve jammies, sweaters, and hot cocoa? Yes, please!

I was also able to pull the gloves out for my run this morning. I layered up and took off on a great 6.5 mile run around my parent’s neighborhood. My siblings did a 10 miler yesterday without me, so I was on my own. It was oddly peaceful, I love running around my old hometown.

I warmed up after my run with a cup of hot tea and some of Mom’s beautiful sausage and cheese quiche.

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Nothing says Christmas like Mom’s quiche!

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Some apple slices on the side

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The table is set. (for 52!)

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T-minus 3 hrs until the Christmas Eve festivities officially begin!

1 Lauren December 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

Oh my gosh, 52 really??? That is daunting but sounds fun!

2 Erika @ FoodFitnessFun December 24, 2010 at 11:17 am

You’re having 52 people over for Christmas?! Oh my gosh, that’s crazy! Good luck to you. The place settings look beautiful. πŸ™‚

3 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

52 people? omg! I dont think I know 52 people. kidding. But you know what i mean. WOW!! I hope you have a dishwasher. Or 5!

Have a wonderful celebration!!!!
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4 michelle December 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

That table looks gorgeous
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5 Lauren December 24, 2010 at 11:23 am

52?! I thought ours was big with 25!
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6 colleen December 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

Wow 52 people in one room. We can’t get our 36 in one room.

7 Allison @ PickyEatingRD December 24, 2010 at 11:29 am

Jumping on the bandwagon with 52!!!!! I can’t even imagine what that is like. I have a small family so when we have 10 table settings, that feels like a lot!! Merry Christmas!
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8 Laura December 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

Your large family always amazes me! We have a whopping 14 people in my family, and that’s including spouses and grandparents! lol I bet it’s a lot of fun to have that many people around for holidays. πŸ™‚
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9 heather C December 24, 2010 at 11:40 am

52??
Holy moly, give your Momma & Daddy props from me! πŸ™‚

I can only imagine how fun that is though! The chaos, the talking, laughter, family, friends, food, FUN πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas!

10 Matt December 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

Wow 52 people? Did you put Costco out of business? LOL.
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11 Hanna December 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

Would your mom share that quiche recipe:)?

12 Megan December 24, 2010 at 11:46 am

Your mom’s quiche looks amazing! Merry Christmas to you all!

13 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

WOW! I hope you have fun. Sounds like a great time with family.
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14 Amy December 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm

52 people! That is awesome!! Have fun!!!
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15 Christin@purplebirdblog December 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm

52 people?! What a jolly shindig you guys are going to have! And woooooo dishes!! πŸ˜€
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16 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

52? Oh my goodness! Yikes!
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17 Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy December 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Sausage and cheese quiche! SIGN me up!
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18 Kelly December 24, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Everything looks great! Merry Christmas!
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19 steph @ jobless in TX December 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I’d like to echo everyone elses’ sentiment and say 52 people?! Damn! We have a hard enough time for 6.
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20 Sarah December 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

This reminds me of my parents’ house, my Mom does dinner for about 35 and always sets the tables ahead of time. Merry Christmas!

21 Rachel December 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

whoa, 52?!
It is nice to have some cold weather for Christmas and running around your childhood home must be a nice holiday treat.
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22 Kate December 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm

WOAH I’ve never had a holiday get together that big!! Good luck! That quiche looks diiiiiivine.

23 Theodora December 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

52?! Wow! Have fun!
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24 Michelle December 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

We’d probably have 50-60 people gather for Christmas at my grandmother’s every year when I was growing up. It’s so fun! However, we never had any kind of formal sit down. Kudos to you guys for doing all of that prep!
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25 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm

52 people?! Sounds like it’s going to be fun!

26 Nicole December 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I love your holiday gatherings, can’t wait to see what’s in store for tonight!!

27 Lacey @ Lake Life December 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm

52?! That is quite the Christmas eve party! I always keep it low key, just me and my ‘rents drinking eggnog and watching “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” by the fire πŸ™‚
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28 Val @ Balancing Val December 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Your family’s holidays look so warming yet professional, like you are dining at a high end restaurant! Can I be your long lost cousin? πŸ˜‰
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29 Allie December 24, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Quiche and a table set for 52 sounds like a splendid day πŸ™‚
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30 Lorin December 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Wow 52 people?! I don’t think I’ve heard of that for xmas get together, but that sounds like a blast! I love when my cousins and aunt and uncles come down to stay with use for a few days, but it’s only 12 or 13 of us. Good luck to the people cooking, your mom and a few other of your siblings I’m guessing?

31 erica December 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm

52!?!?
WOW!!!! can’t wait to see pics! that’s a huge party!
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