|Christmas Eve Appetizers|
We had a wonderful Christmas time, visiting with family for several days. We went to church Christmas Eve afternoon and when we arrived back home, it was time to start eating! I am a BIG fan of appetizers, so this time of year is my favorite....appetizers for Christmas Eve, for New Year's Eve and every Sunday while watching football!
|Delicious Christmas Dinner!|
Christmas morning, we opened gifts, cleaned up and took a brisk walk in the cold weather. Then it was time to eat again! Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Twice Baked Potato Casserole and Homemade Rolls was on the dinner menu. For dessert, my sister made the traditional dessert we have on Christmas- Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting! Oh my goodness, it's SO GOOD! She also made a Rum Cake, which was also excellent. I think we'll have to talk her into making BOTH each Christmas from now on!
|Hiking off all that food!|
Besides eating a LOT of GREAT food, we also played some games, watched some movies (Dolphin Tale is a sweet movie!), went shopping and took a hike through the woods.
I think the best part of the weekend was that my husband finally got his wedding band re-sized! He had lost about 40 lbs 4 years ago and his ring didn't fit without a ring guard, which was highly annoying for him to wear. The jeweler did such a great job that you can hardly tell where they made the cut in the ring!
But now we're back to real life..... The house was a mess, there was laundry to be done, work to go back to. We picked up Zana today from the family she spent Christmas with, did a little shopping at the mall and a few other stores and took her to Kanki for lunch. Then back home and back out again for groceries. My husband had just enough time to shovel down some soup before heading to work. By the time he got to bed this morning, he had been awake for almost 24 hours. Plus, he started the shift with a dead battery in his car..... I'm hoping that was all the excitement for his night but I have a feeling it wasn't!
I'm looking forward to my next post, about my goals for the New Year! But I have a few more days of this year to enjoy first!