Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas Recap

I have taken a few weeks off from blogging during the crazy Christmas season. I will have to say that I have missed it. I am posting a Christmas Recap and will be back later with January Goals.

Christmas Recap

On Christmas Eve we have a tradition of fixing a big Christmas Eve dinner for just the five of us. We go to my Mom's on Christmas day so this is just for us. This year I fixed Prime Rib, mashed potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Strawberry Pretzel Salad and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake for dessert.  We had a really nice time and we were so full we had to leave the cheesecake for the next day. :)   We then settled down and watched Polar Express as a family.

On Christmas morning we were up bright and early to open gifts. With a six year old in the house you don't get to sleep very late. :)  Everyone was very happy with their gifts even the clothes. My gifts were a Dutch Oven in the pretty blue color.  I also received a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine . I wanted one for a while and my husband got it for me. My daughter and I have already been playing with it. Here is a card her and I made for a birthday party she went to. She picked out the bright colors.

 We are still learning everything it can do. It can do vinyl so that is definitely on my list.

We spent part of Christmas Day at my Mom's house with my Brother and his wife. It is always hard at Christmas as I miss my Dad being there. 

Overall we had a really good Christmas Day. I took the week of Christmas off from work so I got to enjoy being home with my kiddos for a few days.


  1. Your holidays sound fabulous. And, I'm nodding my head with you - you are so correct that the holidays start early with little ones around! :-)

  2. sounds like the perfect Holiday