Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas Recap

First off, Happy New Year!!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful New Years!

Sorry this Christmas recap is so late, but the Hubby and I have been enjoying our time off and not doing much of anything. But, I am ready to get back into the swing of things with blogging.

Our Christmas festivities started on Christmas Eve. In the past, Christmas Eve was always spent at my Grandmas. She would always cook dinner and the whole family would come over and we would spend the evening together. It was always one of my favorite parts of Christmas and it is something we haven't done in a while since my Grandparents had moved out of state and especially now that they have passed away.

So this year, I decided to invite all of our family up to our new house and cook dinner for everyone. I figured why not pick up, where Grandma left off. So the family came up and we cooked a delicious dinner. We made ham, Au Gratin potatoes made from scratch, fresh green beans with bacon pieces and home made hot apple cider. And my Brother brought over his famous fruit salad. We had quite the spread and it was delicious!

After dinner, my Nieces were ready to tear into all of the gifts under the tree. I passed all of the gifts out and in about two minutes, the girls already had all of their stuff unwrapped. Not surprising I guess, I mean they are a 6 and a 4 year old :)

After all of the presents were opened, everyone headed out for the night. It had started snowing(yep, we had a White Christmas!!!) and the roads were starting to get slick, so everyone wanted to get home safely. And my Brother and SIL had to get the kiddos in bed so that Santa could come. Overall, it was a great night full of family, great food and some great memories. It definitely made all of us think of Grandma and we knew that she was there with us. And we all decided that we restarted a tradition. Christmas Eve at my house from now on. 
A few random pictures from Christmas Eve
Christmas morning the Hubby and I woke up and opened our gifts from each other. This was the first Christmas morning that we have ever spent just the two of us. And I am glad that we did this, especially in our new house! The Hubby spoiled me rotten, which worked out well because he was spoiled rotten too!

And yes, I DID get my pink Kitchen Aid, which I may have mentioned earlier because he gave it to me early. And I also got some new Nike workout clothes, the Hunger Games Books, Pitch Perfect and some accessories for my Kitchen Aid.

The Hubby got his Star Wars XBox, Madden 2012, an XBox Live card, a Munchkin game, a Star Wars Folded Flyers book(he loved this) and a few other things that I can't think of at the moment. 

After we had opened our gifts we got ready for the day. First, we went to Church. Christmas Service is always my favorite of the year. 

After Church we headed up to Aran's parents house. We opened gifts with them. I was really excited because I got a food processor! I have been wanting one for a while but just haven't had the funds for it, so this was really nice to get one. But of course I didn't take a picture of it, oops!

After we opened all of our gifts we sat down and watched Pitch Perfect. Love that movie. Makes me laugh every time. After the movie, we sat down and had an amazingly delicious dinner. 

It was a great Christmas! We really enjoyed getting to spend time with all of our family and with each other as well. I can't wait until next Christmas!


1 comment:

  1. Love that you started a new tradition! Such a great idea!!!


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