Amby had her house very cozy and festive. She had this tiny village on her kitchen counter.
Next to the village were some vintage Ball jars filled with candies. She called it her "candy bar."
Yes, Amby is skilled in the use of double entendre.
Just minutes after we arrived at our hotel, Amby brought us this wonderful basket filled with treats, such as her homemade pumpkin bread, panetonne from Nathan's mom and dad, and a special stash of my own Double Bubble. Ally (our Yorkie) went with us and there was even a bag of treats for her.
We celebrated Christmas on the 26th. Amby and Nathan had a beautiful Christmas tree.
Sherman quickly found a use for the gift boxes.
And he really liked the new fort (Mystery Triangle) I bought for all the kitties. He thought it was just for him.
Amby made a sumptuous pork tenderloin which tasted as good as it looks here.
She also made mashed potatoes, dressing, and her famous corn fritters. She wanted me to relax, so all she would let me make was a green bean casserole. She is very sweet.
We went on many adventures in the days following this Christmas celebration, which included shopping trips, scenic sightseeing, sampling new restaurants, and MAYBE a casino visit.
We had a very nice time and it was fun to do something totally different for Christmas. Thank you Amby and Nathan!