|The peach puffy sleeve dress takes the cake- nice job Aunt Kelly!|
My favorite family tradition is our themed Christmas Eve dinner. We've done this for as long as I can remember. This year we stepped it up a notch by including costumes in our Anne of Green Gables themed festivities. For those not familiar, Anne of Green Gables is a novel (adapted into movies and mini-series) written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. It takes place on Prince Edward Island and chronicles the adventures of Anne Shirley, an red-headed orphan girl who constantly gets into mischief despite very good intentions. It's a great book for kids of many ages.
|A-L and Jason enjoying 312|
|Test batch bison.|
|Chicken pot-pie before the oven|
|Seafood pot pie post oven.|
|My favorite- the big bison-bourguignon pot pie!!|
After dinner, everyone was handed an Anne of Green Gables quote hand chosen for them. Some of my favorites:
"Red hair is my life long sorrow" (read by the only family red head, Anna-Lisa)
"But really, Marilla, one can't stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?"
Anne: "Have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I have never made the same mistake twice."
Marilla: "I don't know as that's much benefit when you're always making new ones."
My Grandma and Grandpa Monson had actually been to the Anne of Green Gables house years ago and my Mom still had a post-card they sent us from their visit, which was so cool!
|Grandpa and Grandma Monson, me, Grandma Nelson. All in hats!|
|Babybison got gifts!|
We're considering themes for next year....Gone with the Wind is on the list as folks had lots of fun with the dresses. Any other thoughts?