I have 3 words for you – Mimosas, friends, and food. This is how I have spent every Christmas Eve morning for the past 14 years. Before all of the craziness begins, before all of the family obligations start, and before all of the “trying to find a place to put all of the kid’s new stuff”; my friends and I take the time to have brunch together.
Christmas Eve brunch was started and is hosted yearly, by my best friend Hillary and her husband, Pete. It started out with all of the friends exchanging gifts and Pete cooking made-to-order omelets for everyone. Yes making omelets for a minimum of 8 people is time consuming, but he seems to like it and the rest of us don’t mind drinking Mimosas while we wait. Win, win.
Now-a-days, Pete still makes omelets, we still drink Mimosas, but now it’s our kids that exchange gifts instead of us. I love sitting back with my friends, many of them from my childhood, as we watch our children forge similar friendships. I truly am a lucky lady to have such a special Christmas Eve tradition. I mean Mimosas, friends, and food – what more could a girl ask for?
Many of you know that I recently tried out for Blogger Idol. Sadly, I did not make it, but have decided to link up to their play-at-home linky. Here was the challenge for Week 1:
This week, the Top 13 face a double elimination as they write about family tradition. They have to write about a tradition that they participate in with their family, extended family, or friends, but at the same time, really let their new fans know who they are, since it’s their first post. There are no word limitations, but you have to include at least one image in your post.
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