Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jimmy Buffet Christmas #2

It has taken Nick and me a few days to get back in our routine after our week long Christmas vacation in Mississippi. We had a fabulous time, except for the occasional nausea and headache, which were not caused by family, but by my growing baby.

Before we left I got into the Christmas spirit by baking.
We celebrated Christmas with Nick's family on Christmas Eve and headed to my parents' house on Christmas day. We loved all our gifts, including our first package of diapers and an umbrella stroller! I don't think Nick was ready for the diapers.

Christmas night we celebrated with a Jimmy Buffet inspired dinner for the second year in a row. How many years makes it a tradition?

y family enjoys a change from the traditional Christmas meal. We like to celebrate Christmas with a Jimmy Buffet theme because December 25 is also Jimmy Buffet's birthday! We go all out with Cheeseburgers in Paradise, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes, and of course, we have the margarita. We also have Jimmy Buffet music playing (some of it is from his Christmas album).
One of our cooks and our margarita maker. Shrimp AppetizerHead Chef DocBefore dinner we always open the crackers. They are filled with a colorful crown, a joke, and a toy. We try to wear our crowns all night! Christmas dinner is not complete without Table Gifts.
Table gifts are a tradition that my grandfather started, and now my mother is in charge. A table gift is the last gift of Christmas, and it is presented at the end of the meal. A table gift could be anything, but the funny ones are the best!
This year we had beer (with a story/joke attached). CheeriosDoc said he wanted a million aprons, so he got almost that many. All of them monogrammed with "Doc."Doc wasn't the only one to get an apron as a table gift. An Auburn tu-tu was great for Mollie! After dessert, the dancing began. We did not have as many participants this year, but watching them do the train was entertaining enough!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Now I'm ready for pool weather!


  1. ha ha ha...cracks me up. i forgot jimmy buffet's b-day is the 25th. that makes it even funnier.

  2. If everyone does noy dance next year I might take back their table gift