We kicked it off with the annual Honeycutt Christmas Party. It was a great night of food, fun, family...and Dirty Santa Bingo. Imagine this: the rules of white elephant and $5 mystery gifts, but instead of getting a number, in order to get a turn you have to win a round of holiday Bingo.
These were our spoils (hint: the Scrabble SLAM was mine):
It was Italian theme, so what a better contribution than delicious Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake. I hardly ever make cheesecake, since it is last on Wesley's long "I love desserts" list. Thankfully, the rest of his family loves it, so I didn't feel guilty. I was able to snap a photo just before we cut into it:
Another day of Honeycutts! The highlight was the all too intense monopoly game. I confess, monopoly is not one of the games on the top of my list, so Penny took my place on Wesley's team:
It was a good match - they won!
We spent Christmas day with my family. It was so great and relaxing. I LOVE my family! In true Helveston tradition, we had a fabulous Olde English Christmas complete with standing rib roast and yorkshire pudding. The dogs got these to nibble on:
Candy cane rawhides!
Our Christmas present was our trip to Charleston for New Years.
We had a great time roaming those gorgeous streets, shopping at the market, and eating at Charleston's finest. My favorite place was Poogan's Porch. It is a life experience must! If you need a direction - the shrimp and grits are to die for.
Probably the most exciting day of all was yesturday....when Wesley got offered a job! He will be starting as a programmer at Supply Point Systems on Monday!!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!