For Christmas Eve dinner we had my mother, my sister, her husband and their two children over. We spent some time making a wonderful turkey dinner with all the fixings, which has been the tradition in my family for Christmas Eve since I was a child. I had the dining room table all set, but the weather was perfect outdoors so we decided to eat outdoors! (We live in Houston, Texas.)
Everyone got involved, my daughter pulled out these outdoorsy tablecloths, my brother in law and I put together the centerpieces out of magnolia leaves and cuttings from the backyard, my nieces set the table. There was a job for everyone. It was a wonderful relaxing dinner and the weather outside was perfect, it was a cloudless blue sky and probably 72 degrees, but most of all it was a blessing just to have the time with family.