How was your Christmas? I hope it was wonderful!
Ours was positively magical. I have really seen a lot of love and goodwill towards and from mankind this holiday season. And that has truly made it a beautiful Christmastime for our family.
(my sweet babies, at church, in their christmas dresses.*)
Today I have had a touch of stomach buggy-ness. I hope it stops with me. But it didn't get me down! (ok, a laid down more than a couple time for 5-10 mintues, here and there) Oh no! We got up around 7:30 and went downstairs. The girls were so excited, they went back and forth between their stockings from Santa and their presents under the tree. I love how they still want to take it all in and not rush through everything.
Tony made breakfast but I was feeling too yucky to enjoy it. He was a total rock star and joined me in making an awesome Christmas dinner that took us a long time to prepare. We had pepper pot stew (with chicken, not tripe), garlic chicken, root beer (that I jazzed up with cinnamon sticks, cloves and vanilla), ginger ale, grapes, cheesy celery and pickles. Totally forgot to make the mashed potatoes and put the olives out! Oh well. We've still got lots of leftovers! Yay!
We also had some friends over for dessert. I made a triple chocolate cake and they brought Oreo caramel cheesecake (sooooo amazing) and a yummy chex mix.
I'm ready for a vacation now! Haha! A girl can wish, right?
*Something I thought was funny about these dresses: they are all Ash's! Ash is wearing her same Christmas dress from last year in 2011. Britt is wearing Ash's Christmas dress from 2010. And Elle is wearing a dress I bought for Ash for the Christmas of 2009 that never got used (I bought her 3 Christmas dresses that year). Worked out perfectly!
Ok. Now I've gotta announce the giveaway winner (a day late).
(sorry that it's so small)
Saimi! You won! Pick out a magazine from my list and I'll contact you or you can get a hold of me. Whomever gets to it first. :)
Merry Christmas everyone!!! How did you celebrate today?