I'm getting ready to host Christmas Eve dinner for family and friends. When I was growing up in Minnesota we traditionally had oyster stew on Christmas Eve (It's a Minnesota thing) , I can't say I ever liked it, I ate the stew, not the oysters and a lot of oyster crackers! The tradition has changed over the years from a Christmas Eve dinner of appetizers to now, a traditional Florida dinner of NY strip steaks on the grill...YUM
The food isn't important, it is just so fun to gather on a special night with family and friends.
I want to thank a dear Canadian blog friend Kasia at Chatelet for sending me this beautiful handmade ornament and card...Thank you!
Before I go, I wanted to repost this sweet story and picture from last year
So the story goes....This Nativity scene was erected in a church yard and during the evening some parishioners came across this scene
An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep. No one had the heart to send him away, so he was there all night, curled up in the comfort of baby Jesus' lap
To make it even sweeter, the dog breed is a shepherd
Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas!