25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Sauerkraut and Pork get the limelight each Christmas Eve for our German heritage.
Danish Pastries from scratch, for the Danish in us, get the layered treatment.  A slab of butter wrapped in rich dough, folded, rolled, folded, rolled, repeat.

Photos by Divine--working my guns

The pinwheel, the braid, and the simple slip through the hole

Color coordinated candy

The guests

Caroling with an accordion

Santa?  Is that you?

The topping for the Danish pastries was consumed completely by this cute crook

Not a cherry was left....just a puddle of sweet juice

Merry Christmas from the Dills!


  1. Wish we could have joined you in a cute pair of striped pj's!

  2. NOW YOU"VE made us really homesick!

  3. love all the festive pics! please do tell where you found the striped pj's???

  4. i'll take the pastries, the pj's and the Santa, please.

  5. what a fun Christmas! I loved the toy horses with the little cowgirls on top...so cute, that's what I should have asked santa for!

  6. Oh, those last two photos? perfect.

  7. Merry Christmas!,

    Your Kids are gorgeous!, I was going to attempt Croissants this Xmas period (with the slab of butter and dough etc) but I didn't get to it, this has made me more interested in giving it a go! :)

  8. I just finished looking through your blog and enjoyed all the stories and pictures. I grew up in a family of 6 as well and think that it was incredible. As I am new to the "blogging" world I thoroughly enjoy reading up and getting ideas from fellow bloggers. Continue posting. God bless!

  9. First of all you have a beautiful family! I would love to know what type of camera you use. Your photos are so great! Thanks.

  10. Hope the Dills had a Merry Christmas! Looks like fun!

  11. I love those dresses. where did they come from?

  12. Lacey--pajamas are from Hanna Andersson

    Nyssa--yes, croissants use this method and are so much better than anything you pick up at the grocery store (you could even add a bit of dark chocolate secretly wrapped inside to make them even more delectable!)

    Mindy--I use a Nikon D90, but am still learning how to use the wonderful thing--thank you for your compliments!

    Anon--Divine's Kimono from Japan, Pearl's from China (Ryan bought it before we even knew each other), Olive's Hanbok from Korea, Azure's a hand-me-down made by moi, and Clover's from H&M, though for the Asian dresses, just google them and you'll find places that will ship.

  13. You deserve every bit of it miss katy! Your photos are truly amazing.

  14. Oh, those guns will look even better after some Pump tomorrow!

  15. How do you do it. Even the spilled punch perfectly Clover's cute striped outfit. You are amazing. tee hee

    We loved our visit with you cute family.


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