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Christmas Eve Brunch

by Meghann on December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

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We kicked off our Christmas weekend festivities this morning with Christmas eve brunch at my Uncle Bill’s house. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day filled with all of my favorite foods, so it was fun to all come together for a big potluck brunch.   

We had a waffle station, omelet station, and a table FULL of goodies. It was an amazing spread of eats.

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My plate contained a bit of all my favorites including a homemade biscuit with sausage gravy, a fresh belgium waffle with homemade blueberry and strawberry spread, ham fritata, grits, bacon, and some fruit salad (that I made!).

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I went back and continued to pick at the fruit salad and bacon. It was all just so good. :)

What’s brunch without a mimosa or two? ;)

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Sometimes I think my Dad has more fun hanging out with the little ones than he does with the adults. All three girls were chasing him around yelling ‘Uncle John! Uncle John! Uncle John‘ They sure love their Uncle John.

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After we all ate, it was time for the little ones to open their presents.

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It was an explosion of pink and American Girl accessories. :)

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Both of my brothers weren’t able to join us for Christmas this year. My little brother is in Maryland with his fiance and her family and my twin brother is in Los Angeles doing the doctor thing. It’s sad because this is the first Christmas all four of us won’t be together, but thanks to technology, they were still able to play a part in the traditional festivities.

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Josh was passed around via Skype and was even able to open a couple of his presents in front of us. It was nice to include him. :)

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We had a dessert break before moving onto the adults.

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A congo bar and one of our ginger cookies from yesterday made my taste buds very happy.

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I also snacked on some pumpkin coffee cake that my cousin made. Yum. :)

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Instead of buying a million and one presents for Christmas, my family does a Yankee Swap where we all bring one gift and draw numbers.

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Any gifts that include alcohol or gift cards are high ticket items in my family.

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Unfortunately my first two gifts (which both contained gift cards AND alcohol) were stolen (booooo) and I was left with beer glasses.

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Another big tradition in my family? Re-gifting presents from years past. The fondue set in the background is in it’s fourth year – perhaps the beer glasses will make another appearance next year? ;)

Now, the table is set

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And the stockings are hung

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Let Christmas Eve festivities #2 begin! :)

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

It looks like you guys are well into your festivities Meghann! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas Eve!

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2 Allie December 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Love your outfit so much! It is so cute!! Merry Christmas!

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3 Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie December 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

What an amazing time! Merry Christmas! So glad you are having such a wonderful one!

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4 Leslie December 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family. May your Christmas be filled with peace s and goodness.

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5 Sana December 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Aww, your family looks like so much fun!

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6 Candice December 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Great Job, Sorry but i have been wanting one of those for a long time :)

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7 SpaceySteph December 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Your dress is so cute! Where did you get it?

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8 Meghann December 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm

ShabbyApple.com!

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9 SpaceySteph December 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Nothing shabby about it. And a whole section on lace dresses. I’m officially in love. Thanks!

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10 Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) December 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Sounds like so much fun! How wonderful to have so many kiddos running around! Merry Christmas!

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11 Megan December 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Love the waffle bar!! Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas!

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12 Emily January 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Oh wow! That waffle bar looks killer! I know I am behind, but I am enjoying getting caught up on all of the festivities!

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