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Milk and Cookies Placement and Polish Christmas Eve

Acrobatics on the ottoman make the magical setting real.

Probably the last year for second grader Anna to believe that Santa will come and eat that plate of cookies and the carrots will be eaten by the reindeer.  We had a Polish Christmas eve honoring Erika’s father’s heritage

20 responses

  1. This photo by the fireplace makes for a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing.

    December 25, 2011 at 4:56 am

  2. Vincie

    Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2011 at 7:39 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    The food photos always make me hungry. Have a wonderful Christmas celebration.

    December 25, 2011 at 7:40 am

  4. Merry Christmas, Ruth, to you and your family.

    December 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

  5. Erica Wells

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, Ruth to you and all of your family gathered in Columbus, including the newlyweds! Love these photos!! What a “season” of preparations and celebrations this has been for you ….. now it’s Winter …”down time” as in hibernations and rest!!! :-) Much, much LOVE

    December 25, 2011 at 8:38 am

  6. Suzanne

    Merry Christmas, Ruth, to you and all those you hold dear. Much love.

    December 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

  7. Matching PJs. That’s a great candid shot Ruth. Have a merry Christmas.

    December 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

  8. mary ann

    Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

    December 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

  9. connie

    I vicariously enjoyed the pierogi’s. Smiled as I caught sight of the gymnastic grandson sprawled over the ottoman ( give him 9.5 points ) and the entire fireplace scene complete with the Christmas PJ’s. Merry Christmas to all.

    December 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

  10. You really captured Christmas with this photo, Ruth. Here’s wishing Anna remains a believer for just one more year. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

    • I hope she can John. thanks for the good wishes. Merry Christmas to you.

      December 26, 2011 at 12:09 am

    • Still a believer. I am envious.
      Merry Christmas John.

      December 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  11. Marianne

    What a beautiful scene! Jan and I combined her tradition (steak and crabcakes) with some of my family traiditions (periogies and baked macaroni, sheese and tomatoes casserole) and had Chirstmas Eve dinner at her home! I loved the look of the beet soup… mom would have that on “little Chirstmas”…. lvoe to all!

    December 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

  12. Cj

    Wishing you all Peace in your heart, in your homes and during the Holidays!

    December 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm

  13. Paul Meese

    Looks good…we’re coming to your house next year.

    December 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  14. Gail Radley

    Merry Christmas Ruthie to you and all your beautiful family. I love you

    December 26, 2011 at 8:38 am

  15. Joyce

    It looks like a Christmas card.

    December 26, 2011 at 10:59 am

  16. The setting looks beautiful, and the perogis look very tasty. It looks like a warm, peaceful holiday. Delightful. Merry Christmas to you Ruth! (And your family, of course.)

    December 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  17. thirdhandart

    Happy Holidays!

    December 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm

  18. Your photo has a Trademark of Excellent nice shot Ruth :)

    December 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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