Friday, December 18, 2009

Pink Party Saturday!

ADD ON: I HAD TO SHARE A PICTURE OF MY SON DANIEL FROM HIS GRADUATION CEREMONY THIS MORNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DALLAS AFTER RECEIVING HIS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE! WAY TO GO, DANIEL!

Hi, Friends! Are you in a festive Christmas spirit yet? I am hoping you are and that this Christmas is bringing you much happiness and time spent with loved ones! Today Beverly at How Sweet the Sound wanted us to share a Christmas tradition with you.
Well, this is my girlfriends' second annual Christmas party/luncheon at our friend Maria's house and I told her today, if you have two parties it's now a tradition, and she agreed which made us ALL thrilled because she is a wonderful host and everything was so BEAUTIFUL and DELICIOUS! Lucikly too, our friend Debie who lives right now working in Osaka, Japan, was here and my daughter Megan and the love of my
life, my grandbaby Madison, joined us so it was a splendid day!
The tradition always begins at Maria's dining room table! She had new dishes this year and last to dress up the table...

And her home was so gorgeously decked out for Christmas!
Here we are, girlfriends all! (from left, Maria, Suzie Button, Debie, Gail)

And my beautiful daughter Megan and sweet baby Madison...

Maria made wonderful dishes from Ina Garten, starting off with this Roasted Potato leek soup so creamy and a depth of flavor!

And then this YUMMY Chicken with goat cheese and sundried tomatoes the goat cheese was mild really, delish!
And these Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter or in layman's terms, delish noodles with white truffle butter. Where do you get truffle butter?! Well, Maria said Williams and Sonoma had it but it was WAY expensive, she found hers more reasonable at Whole Foods Market! I mean this is AMAZING!

And on my plate also are Roasted Parsnips and Carrots again, just scrumptious!
We all exchanged gifts with a background of Christmas music!
And it was Madison's first time opening up a Christmas present! That was fun to watch!

Dessert was heavenly, but I'll save that for another day! Plus, I want to share some of the crafts I made and some I received, but I must get to bed now, I'm thrilled to say my son, Daniel, is graduating from the University of Texas with his Electrical Engineering degree this morning at 9 a.m.! He's worked so hard, he worked full time and went to school full time too for so long and we're so proud of him!
Happy Pink Saturday, everyone!

16 comments:

  1. What a fun party, Suzie - and what a precious little granddaughter you have!
    Merry Christmas...Kathy

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  2. Isn't she a cutie! And yes, it's definitely and offically A Tradition. Yaaay!

    My post this week is my mother's Lethal Sherry Trifle recipe (it has an awful lot of sherry in it) which we have had every single year since I was 15 (I'm 57) so that definitely counts as a tradition in our house too.

    Have a very Happy Pink Saturday!

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  3. Suzie, what fun! I loved seeing your party pics, and that cute baby opening that present was so precious! I know that you all must have had a blast, and that food looks scrumptious! This is a neat tradtion. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Pink Saturday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  4. YUM...what a scrumptious lunch!!!
    I adore INA's recipes!!!!
    HPS!!!

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  5. What a lovely time you had ... what is the pattern of those EXQUISITE dishes!?

    Merry Christmas,
    TTFN~ Marydon
    read/follow @ new blog
    blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

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  6. Congrats to your Son Daniel and to you as well . What an accomplishment! YOur grandaughter is such a little cutie!
    I love getting together with friends too. Keep that tradition alive!
    Merry Christmas.
    Yvonne

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  7. What a festive time for you ladies. Everyone looks so cheery. Congrats to your son. Little Madison looks like she's ready to tear into some presents! Merry Christmas, Patti

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  8. What a wonderful tradition. Good Food always wins! Thanks for sharing.
    You must be proud of your son.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  9. Hello Susie; What a fun new tradition to have.. all the wonderful food, and great friends to share it with.. I love the photo of sweet little Madison she must have had a grand time.... Happy Pink Saturday..

    Merry Christmas to all;

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  10. Hi Suzie, Madison is getting so big! AND cute! Don't you just LOVE being a grandparent? Me too! It's the BEST! Congratulations to your son on his graduation and thanks for the post about your Christmas tradition with your friends!
    Have a Blessed Christmas and a healthy 2010!
    xoxo
    Marilyn

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  11. 好文不寂寞~支持!!!!@@a 搞錯了,這不是論壇推文 XDDD..................................................

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  12. What a lovely festive luncheon!

    Congratulations to your son

    Victoria xx

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  13. Ok.....Yum !! I am pulling up a chair ! :) Madison is such a Sweetheart !!! :) That is a great picture of you :)Merry Christmas and a Happy Belated Pink Saturday !!! :)

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  14. Just wanted to stop by and say hello as I just received an email that we are paired up for the Vintage Valentine Swap.

    Your children are lovely and that sweet grandbaby is gorgeous! Hope you have a Merry Christmas....

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  15. Congratulations to your son. What an accomplishment!

    Your grandbaby is adorable.

    Your swap and blog is starring front and center today. :)

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