Tuesday, December 31, 2019


Emily and Marc hosted a get-together for New Year's Eve! Look at Emily's gorgeous cheese platter.

Yumi made little meat pies!

I made spanakopita again!

Charlotte was all dressed up for the occasion.

Gabby, too! Little party dress!

We ate so much food!!! Baked brie. Mmmmmm.

And French 75 cocktails. Gin, champagne, lemon juice and simple syrup. Cheers!

Emily made croquembouche!! So fancy!


Charlotte sampling the croquembouche.

Crab salad!

Mini gazpachos!

Keeping an eye on the hour.

Yumi and Charlotte.

Group photos!

Hey, look over there!

Hat swap.

At midnight, we lit the croquembouche!

Blow it out!

We ALL stayed up past our bedtime.

Happy new year to all! I hope 2020 is a good one.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Jeaux Burreaux

Like tons of other families in Athens and surrounding areas, my family was pretty excited about Joe Burrow winning the Heisman trophy! We got together to watch him play for LSU in the Peach Bowl. My favorite thing about sports is SNACKS! Inspired by Cheryl, Mer put together an antipasto spread!

And I made crabcake poppers with horseradish dipping sauce.

What a meal!

Petey is pretty into football.


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Kate started the morning with a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles. Cheers!

Mom and Dad made a delicious breakfast!

Avocado toast, jalapeno eggs, and sausages. Mmm!

And of course, fruit!

And then presents! I love this unicorn wrapping paper.

Kate played Santa. I got the biggest present this year!! It was some wind chimes I've been wanting!

That evening, we regathered at Mer and Pete's for dinner. Ben, Pete and Dad showing off their hats from Uncle Mark! They feature his band's logo, www.Twang.

I made wedge salads!

Mer made simmered beef and onions. Everything was delicious!

Christmas cookies for dessert!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

Vana and Joe hosted a Christmas Eve potluck at their house this evening! Serious pose:

Kayla and Derrick brought a cheese and fruit platter, shaped like a Christmas tree!! So cute!

Dennis of course brought chipotle dip.

Hi, Pete and Dad! Dad is pretending to be asleep.

Kate brought some Christmas books to give to Jasper!

He had fun unwrapping them.

Farro using Mer's foot as a pillow.

Rodrigo called Dad, and we all chatted with him! Hi, Rodrigo!

Joe made enormous Cuban sandwiches.

This is Yang trying to take a photo.

Two sets of matching outfits!

Happy Christmas Eve, Mom and Dad!

What a feast!

Back by popular demand, Yang's green bean casserole! I made mushroom lasagna, and Mer made a sweet potato casserole!

Hello, deliciousness!

Group photos!

Jazz hands!

Duck lips!


After dinner, it was time for White Elephant!

Kayla got this amazing burrito blanket!! But will she be able to keep it?

Little Kate grabs a gift.

Cheryl stole the burrito blanket! Spoiler alert: Ben and I eventually stole it for good and took it home. Yesss!!

Derrick opening a gift!

Dad choosing a gift.

Jasper got a little chainsaw as a gift and it was a HIT. He wouldn't stop playing with it for the rest of the night!!

Merry Christmas Eve, y'all!