25th Day: Merry Christmas!

  On the 25th day of our 25 Days of Christmas we had one of the most memorable Christmases we have ever had!  The day started early, Tricia woke me up at five wanting to open presents.  I, like any good mom, passed the buck onto Brad saying it was up to him.  So Tricia woke up Brad and he said only if the dishes from Christmas Eve were done.  Tricia did the dishes and woke us up again at five thirty.

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24th Day: Christmas Eve

  On the 24th day of our 25 Days of Christmas it was Christmas Eve!  The days all went by so fast but here it was already: Christmas Eve.  For Christmas Eve we incorporated a little bit of this and a little bit of that to make it uniquely us.

We made seven fish as a take on ‘Feast of Seven Fishes’ an Italian Christmas Eve tradition and we also had it with some cornbread as a nod to our current southern digs.  Tricia brought home a thin mint cheesecake from a local Parkville restaurant for dessert and it was divine.  As is tradition we dressed up to nines for dinner and mass and took pictures in front of the tree.

The Dingmans Christmas Eve ’12

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