Monday, December 26, 2011

Three December events to look forward to in the Lambert/Hiott/Dahl family!

Every December there are many social and family obligations for everyone (not just me)!
Here are photo updates of the three parties i look forward to each year.

1) MUSC ENT Christmas Party-
Each year the ENT Christmas Party is held at my parents house. My father (the ENT Chairman) buys cases of wine, my mom cleans our house and decorates it to the hilt, and then Poogan's Porch caters the whole affair! The invite list has hundreds of guests and the family is lucky enough to be able to attend (and come early for food and wine sampling).
Here are some pics- all take by Taylor, who is so camera talented!

The delish food!

My beautiful neice Ava!

My lovely grandmother-Neannie

Me, Clo, and Neannie. Clo is my dad's assistant- the brains behind the operation!

Three generations!

My parents!

Me and my mom!

Erika and Ava

The fabulous cook- his spicy shrimp is to DIE for!

More refreshments!

At the end of the night, we all gather around the piano and sing christmas carols.

It is really a wonderful Christmas party!

2) Christmas Eve Dinner

It has been a tradition- either our 3rd or 4th year (we can't remember)- to have the family over for Christmas Eve Dinner. We cook for 15-20 people, fill the house with our family, good food smells, and lots of love and laughter. This year we had bbq turkey, buternut squash mac and cheese, stuffing, brussel sprouts, slow cooker pears, and burbon pecan pie.

Added bonus about this year- i got to cook it in my new kitchen!

The ladies enjoying our (early) dinner.

Our other young lady enjoying her dinner.

Such a sweetie!

Erika, Paul, me and Berry

Robert and Brittany and Anne

The happy couple (Mary and Paul)- see a few blog posts below if you haven't heard about their engagement. And Mike!

The aftermath- thank goodness Camille and Berry cleaned it all up. When i came home from work on Christmas morning, the whole kitchen was sparkling clean!

3) Christmas day at the Lambert house-

We usually spend Christmas morning at Mary's apartment (with the Hiott family) and then Christmas afternoon with the Lamberts. Unfortunately because there were REALLY sick people in the ER on christmas eve, i got no sleep that night and once i got home, i passed out and slept til 12pm- so no Christmas morning with Mary. :(

That afternoon, after opening up presents from B- a blueray player for the family(!)- we headed over to the parents house. I don't have pictures from yesterday downloaded to the computer but the afternoon was great. Pa-paul and Marie and Neannie joined us, all three Lambert kids were home (and the spouses), and the latest Lambert grandkid (Ava), and Cassie still knows how to beg at the table, despite being 11 years old!

Here is the calm before the storm!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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