Yep, it was our first Christmas as a married couple. It was also our first Christmas for one of us to have the flu (that would be me) and our first Christmas to host dinner for our families. Which meant that it was Gates's first Christmas to cook a major portion of the meal. Besides the veggies and potatoes, he made a red velvet cake from scratch. It was a big hit.
We had two shades of green Fiestaware, so we decided to get some red place settings to supplement those. I had grand plans of making napkin rings....but ended up putting the supplies in the cabinet when I became too fever-y to function. Our table looked like this:
pretty festive, yes?
Best part: neither of the infants who came to dinner caught the flu.