The best present I received this year was Milo. He is a large, older cat Brad got from a family friend. She found him roaming on the streets one night and rescued him. Brad knew I wanted a cat and Milo is an absolute sweetheart. And my kittens, D'Artagnan and Leonidas, are still in Delaware. My mother is reluctant to give me any of them. Do not worry. He was given shots and checkout before he was given to me.
In between work I went to a family dinner party. Brad's brother is a chef and likes to cook during holidays. The holiday decorations were so beautiful I took some pictures.
The lovely decorated walkway back to the cars. It was flurrying throughout the meal.
Small village decorations.
The table settings.
Everyone got a confetti popper to open. Inside was a joke, a paper crown, and a small joke toy. I got a pink plastic heart ring for my toy.
What was Ms. Claus' maiden name?
You can click on the images to see a larger image. My flickr account also has a few more pictures and some individual decoration images.