Monday, December 27, 2010

M: Christmas in D.C. Part 2

A few more pics from Christmas vacation that I thought would be fun to share =)

Bryan and one of his best friends, Chuck, whose parents throw an annual Christmas Eve party. They are Greek – yep, you know what that means…Ouzo shots all night long. Their parties have been known to get very interesting =) So much fun!




Our table the next morning for Christmas


My mama-in-law in action


Our Christmas desert – apple cranberry tart with maple candied walnuts – YUM


The table at Christmas dinner (cornish hens, homemade cornbread stuffing, parmesan zucchini and squash, sweet potato casserole, and congealed cherry/walnut salad)


The day after Christmas was winery hopping and some shopping (if you haven’t been to any northern VA wineries, definitely do it, they are fantastic and have definitely become some of my favorite wines) One of my all-time favorite wineries, Chrysalis


Their viognier? Amazing!



The Piedmont Winery


Dinner out at Ozzie’s in Fairfax


And finally a wonderful visit from cousin Laura, her hubby Greg and their adorable twins Sulley and Colton – so glad we got to see more family before we left =)

Miss Laura and I:


Sulley and her princess shoes:


Colton and his truck:


Hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday! Now it’s time to get back to normal back at home and start cooking for myself again instead of being fed by my MIL! (tear) Oh yea, and it’s time for New Year’s, can you believe it?


Pound said...

cute photos!! how was ozzies?? we haven't been yet. as long as they serve the "ozzie" rolls, who cares!

the tart looks picture perfect.

and those twins - too cute!

fitchocoholic said...

Looks like you had a great holiday weekend!!!!
The pictures are awesome! =D

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

love visiting wineries! we went to a few in that area - barrel oak and marterella - those were awesome! virginia has so many fabulous wineries, seriously love it :)

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Love the hair!

Those Greeks are just about as bad as the Hispanics! haha. My family (1/2 mexican, 1/2 spanish) is loud, abrasive, and very honest. This usually makes for one hell of a party whenever we all get together. And of course, it is a 30 or 40 person get together usually.

Wineries on the east coast are fabulous, and the hubs and I need to spend more time checking them out.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You all look like such a fun bunch---lovin' the pics!! :-)

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

ooh cranberries and walnuts are such a great combo!!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

So much fun to see the things you've been up to in this area! I LOVE Chrysalis vineyard. Their patio red is just perfect when it's warm out! :)

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

thanks for sharing...looks like you had a lovely holiday! :)

fittingbackin said...

Love it!! The Christmas table looks beautiful and you guys look like you had such a great time. We have a bunch of Greek friends too! (the Christmas party we went to this year was the Velotas's - lots of shots there too - ha!)

So i'm loving your hair!!!

Biz said...

This Christmas seemed to go by in the blink of an eye - no I can't believe its almost New Years!

Love the twins, but then I have a twin sister so I am biased! :D

teresa said...

so fun! looks like you had a great holiday!

Meghan@travelwinedine said...

I hadn't tasted VA wines until I was a panelist on a tasting event, and I really liked some of them, especially a Viognier. I hope to get down there for a visit someday!

amanda said...

what great times! i love dc. such a fun and beautiful place! i never realized how tall your boy is. i love that! super cute.