Is it crazy to spend an ENTIRE day baking pies? Am I exhausted by the time the evening starts? Do I buy an insane amount of butter, cream, sugar and eggs? Yes...yes...yes! Do I love kicking off the holiday season with friends and family mingling in my home? Is it wonderful to laugh with my neighbors and embrace friends who are so dear to me? Do I enjoy watching everyone devour those delicious pies I so delicately crafted just hours before? Yes...yes...and yes!
Four and Twenty Black birds baked in a pie...love, love the Pie Bird!
Oh and who is this adorable Christmas babe...who stole the whole evening just by appearing? Why that's my grandbaby Olvia Jocelyn! The celebration was complete when she arrived.
We always have such an eclectic group of people who come to pie night...there are neighbors, good friends, quilting friends, long-time family friends, young Aggies, and even dedicated New Yorker friends who fly in specifically for the event. We are so lucky and so loved! This is the fabulous Hailey with Chet. Her life is so joyful right now, with an upcoming wedding date in two weeks! I can't wait to see this beautiful girl in her white dress and the wedding party is sure to be epic!
As the evening draws to an end, I finally abandon my pie serving duty for a couple of very special girls. It is completely past Olivia's night night time so she has decided to snuggle up with Nana and drift off to la la land. Thank you Mama Cass for bringing Olivia to her first Pie Night...you're the best!
And I heard her exclaim as Momma and Daddy drove out of sight,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!