This year we did something for the holidays we've never done before: we had a coastal Christmas, a bayou Navidad. Along with H's family, we celebrated the season at Nana and Papa's beach house. It was a nice change that everyone enjoyed.
I glued burlap twine to shells for the Christmas tree ornaments. We had gumbo for Christmas Eve Supper. We had lots of the traditional foods on Christmas day but we also had the most delicious crab soup I've ever put in my mouth. H's Aunt Patti made it and it was so rich and fabulous that I could only eat half a bowl. It is something to savor. Aunt Patti also made the most fabulous coffee drink for Christmas morning. It is a liquor she home-made (not home brew!). You add it to your coffee and top with homemade whipped cream. Divine.
Santa found the children and brought them lots of fun toys and gifts. For the month before Christmas they asked for one thing and one thing only from Mr. Claus: lollipops. Mazie wanted pink, Lucia orange, and Elliott blue. They never wavered. Luckily Santa came through.
We plan to have more Christmases at the beach. It was very quiet on the coast this time of year, and we had a great time. We hope your holiday season was wonderful.