Friday, December 30, 2011

There Was Christmas

There was family.  My mom and I were laughing at this moment because she revealed that she was hoping for a baby announcement for Christmas.  She had no such luck.  Sorry, Mom!

There was a husband…

and a cute cat.

There was sangria for friends and celebration…

With lots of wine, local apple cider, brandy and fruit (for nutrition, of course!)

There was also wine reducing on the stove, Cabernet Sauvignon, our favorite.

There was wine on the counter.  Cassie = clumsy.

Then there was wine in my glass.  No tears over splattered wine…

Because then we had wine in butter.  Seriously,  Try it.

There was mouthwatering brisket.  I’m still salivating.

There was fellowship, pretty lights, love, more wine, laughter, relaxing, more eating and an amazing reason to be celebrating and so much to be thankful for.  I hope your Christmas was blessed.  I’m wishing you a healthy, happy, prosperous new year and looking forward to all that 2012 has in store for each of us.  xo. Cassie


18 Responses to “There Was Christmas”

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    Bev Weidner — December 30, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    So sweet. Happy new year, dear!

    Whoa that rhymed.

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    DessertForTwo — December 30, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Looks wonderful 🙂
    Happy New Year!

    P.S. Babies are expensive! Buy fun kitchen tools instead 😉

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 30, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Happy new year Cassie! Your pictures and snipits into your Christmas were fun. 🙂 And why is it parents are always so eager for grandkids and always willing to be vocal about it? No pressure right? 🙂

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    Stephanie — December 30, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    Looks like you had a lovely Christmas! Hope you have a great New Years too!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 30, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    Aww cute!! Happy New Year 🙂 I loved all the pics! I have that same yellow mixing bowl you were using 😉 Haha, the grandkids pressure..oh man! Have a wonderful night tomorrow, Cassie!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — December 30, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Sounds like a great Christmas! I hope you have a great New Year too!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — December 30, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    What lovely pictures. Looks like a festive time! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! 🙂

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    Liz — December 30, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Sounds like a beautiful holiday…furry friends, loved ones and delicious food!!! Happy New Year, Cassie!

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    Meghan — December 30, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Cassie! Cute pics & how can you not love wine in butter – awesome! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

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    sarah — December 30, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    So glad you had such a good holiday!! My mom was unlucky in her wishes for a holiday baby too : )

    Oh, and wine in butter!? I’ll be trying that very soon.

    Happy New Year!

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    Courtney — December 30, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    looks like a wonderful holiday! dont you love the baby pressure, it even happens after you already have kids!

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    Ramona — December 31, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    What lovely photos!! Looks like a wonderful time. 🙂 Have a wonderful, happy and blessed New Year!! All the very best to you in 2012!!! ~ Ramona

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 31, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    Happy New Year Cassie!! Cheers to a fun and exciting 2012!! Xo

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    Baking Serendipity — January 1, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Happy New Year, Cassie! I think my mom was hoping for a baby announcement too…I think I’m going to need wine in butter before I can think about trying for that 🙂 Wishing you a fabulous 2012!

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — January 1, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    Oh what lovely Christmas photos! So nice to see you and your family, your food, and your wine!!! (I’ve made herbed butter before but have never tried wine…and I can’t wait!) Thank you so much for your wonderful friendship over the past year. You are truly a gem and I sincerely wish you continued success and much happiness in the coming year! : )

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    Ann — January 2, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    What a great post! I love it! The photos were terrific, but the LOVE that was shown IN your photos….you captured magic!

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    Baker Street — January 2, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    Aw.. what a lovely post! Happy New Year Cassie!

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    tina @ mylifeasamrsq — January 2, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Looks like ya’ll had a wonderful Christmas!!! 🙂 Happy New Year, girl!

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