Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

This year Santa brought me a new Macbook Pro...and I'm obviously loving the photobooth application! haha Perhaps this will be my motivation to be a better blogger! Christmas break has been great thus far- filled with baking, family, Wii playing, shopping, wrapping, cooking, friends, working (not so fun) and lots of fun!! Natalie has been home since last Friday and we have had a blast. I feel like we are kids again...sleeping in the same bed...playing Super Mario Bros. into the wee hours of the morning...and just being together 24/7.

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is our annual Christmas Eve dinner/party with the Lawsons, Jacksons and Graves. This year was hosted by the Jacksons and the highlight of the night was (as always) the game. Last year's game of Christmas Jeopardy, created by Jenny and I, was topped this year's Christmas Carol game-round 1: guess that carol, and even better round 2: create-a-carol about another family. It was truly hilarious! Next year we will be hosting Christmas Eve at our house and we are already plotting how we are going to come up with a funnier game than that!

Cousin Love...are you feeling the sister love between Kate and Julz? :)

Christmas day was complete with all the family traditions...opening presents with the fam over breakfast casserole (which has matured right along with us, we have moved on from the childish bacon, egg, and cheese casserole to the eggs benedict casserole. haha), sweet rolls and grits, hanging around playing with all the new gadgets, and cleaning up the Christmas mess before the Graves come over for steak dinner and a movie outing. We have been doing this for as long as we have lived here (make that around 10 years now!) and I love it! Christmas would not be the same without steak dinner and a movie. The movie of choice this year was Sherlock Holmes. What a suspenseful movie!

And now, we just wait out the days to the next celebration with peanut butter balls, peppermint cake, and apricot cookies, more Super Mario Bros., movies and lots of lounging, until....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hope that everyone had an equally fantastic Christmas and had some time to experience and remember the miracle of Christmas....a newborn baby king- it amazes me every time. See you in 2010!

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