Sunday, December 27, 2009

Celebrating Christmas With Carolers

The house was ready

Don't you just love candles and what they do to a room?

Once we returned from Gaeta we started to help prepare for Laura and Robert's friends to come over for a caroling party on Wednesday evening. We made a bunch of goodies, straightened up the house, etc and then they all arrived. We had put out luminaries all along the walkway of their section of the complex and and it was just the right amount of cold without rain...yay! If you are wondering where all the rain is over here in Europe. Several families came and joined us as we walked around caroling, it was so much fun. Afterward we came home for hot chocolate, cider, gingerbread cookies, and a bunch of other things that will make you want to start eating. Here are some of the photos.

The bakers did a great job!

The goodies all ready for the party.
Her little kitchen tree is cute with plasticware
sprayed silver~

I love this hutch that use to belong to Jim's grandmother
and how Laura painted it red to give it some pizazz!

Santa waiting on the Porch

Another Santa in the collection!

The Luminaries

The Singers were well received through the complex!

It was a lot of fun!


Shaun at Oak Den said...

I'm loving reading about your trip and all your adventures and experiences! I really am so happy for you and your family. And Christmas in Italy? wow. I thought about you all on Christmas Eve, wondering what kind of Italian traditions you might be experiencing. Soak it all up. Be safe!

mandy* said...

How fun! Mark's parents have a caroling party every year. It's a very fun tradition.