Another tradition is a visit from long time friends. This year we had a gathering of those special people mixed with newer friends. Terrence was in from California. Phyllis and Charlie drove the long trek up from South Austin. Shannon, Vicki, & Jerry completed the party on December 29th.
Instead of a big "to-do," we did an appetizer deal. Everyone brought something to share. I made hot crab dip and crawfish pie bites. Yum!
Terrence made bacon wrapped smokies (with brown sugar and cinnamon). OMG!
We all chatted so easily, the long time friends with the newer friends. A nice relaxed evening in which I almost forgot to take any photos....almost!