Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Brunch at the Jefferson

I thought the best way to celebrate Sarah's birthday would be a trip to the historic Jefferson Hotel for their Christmas brunch. Of course I had to decide this back in June since it books up so fast... good thing Baby B decided not to come 2 weeks early. We had a wonderful time eating and catching up with our good friends Kim and Lynn. We were having such a good time we didn't realize how long we had been there. The hotel staff stopped by and said they needed the table for the next seating. Perplexed, I checked my watch and we had been there almost 2 and a half hours. Time sure does fly when you are having fun. I hope one year both of our families will all come down to Richmond for brunch at the Jefferson and to share in our holiday tradition of attending Richmond Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.

The alligator that greats you near the entrance. They used to have live alligators in the lobby fountain back in the day.

The beautiful tree

Sarah, me and Baby B

Toy Soldiers line the staircase

Now that's what I call a gingerbread house. Here are some statistics:
350 pounds of gingerbread, 400 pounds of royal icing, 100 pounds of rolled fondant, 10 pounds of gummy cherries, 250 butterfly gummies, 600 fruit gumdrop slices, 1,500 gum drops, 10 pounds of sour patch kids, 350 starlight mints, 75 necco wafers, 10 pounds of swedish fish, 216 feet of nerds rope candy, 12 giant lollipops and 150 sweet tarts

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Snow Day

Richmond has been hit by snow twice already this winter, with more expected on Christmas day!!! Sarah and I decided to take the dogs for a walk and show them the new house, needless to say they were quite excited about all of the room to run around.

Checking things out

Let us in!!!!