Thursday, December 25, 2008

The End of Christmas 2008

by Meghann on December 25, 2008

Another Christmas day has come to an end. Each year it seems like Dec. 25 comes and goes more and more quickly, its best to savor every minute of it we can. :)

Last night’s large family celebration focused around ties with my Dad’s side of the family, today we spent time with my Mom’s side.

We met for a big Christmas lunch at my Uncle’s house and proceeded to open more presents. :)

My Mom and her Twin Sister got each other the same pajamas!

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My Little Cousin Cole got his first Big Boy Bike!

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I made out with a nice heap of Cash, a Best Buy gift card and some nice winter work out clothes (my Aunt reads my blog and knows my lack there of ;) )

My Aunt set out a beautiful display of lunch food and treats

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I filled my plate with as best I could, but the table was definitely lacking veggies. I actually got in a little debate with one of my Uncles on how heavy whipping cream is just as bad to use in cooking as butter… I also told him even though his Mayo, Butter and favorite cooking grease is made of Olive Oil, that doesn’t make those items any much better for you in excess.

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I have definitely been indulging in treats this week, but they’re just so many good options I can’t help it. After I ate my lunch I had two chocolate covered strawberries, a peanut butter ball (not as good as my Mom’s) and a piece of fudge.

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After lunch we came back home and we’re very lazy. I even managed a Christmas nap!

I did get a chance to take the dogs on a walk and test out my new Garmin. I kept having problems with it reading my actual heart rate. It would read it when I went to adjust it, but then would lose the signal after a couple of minutes. I wet the sensor when I put it on and periodically on the walk, but it didn’t make that much of a difference. Does anyone else have any suggestions with the problem?

Dinner consisted of easy left overs from last night

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I had a Rye Roll, Green Beans, Ribs (from the pig) w/ BBQ Sauce, and Cheese & Crackers. There is actually a ton of Pig left, I have a feeling that’s going to be a staple in my family’s diet for the next week or so.

Of course more dessert. There’s just so much yummy options in my parent’s fridge, I can’t help myself! All I can say is thank god I’m going home on Saturday and none of the dessert is following me there.:)

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I had a piece of Peppermint Fudge (YUM!), Congo Bar, and one of my cousin’s famous Oatmeal cookies. These cookies are to die for! Unfortunately they are not healthy at all. Fresh out of the oven he puts a slab of butter on each cookie and just lets them melt in. Like I said they are evil, yet amazing at the same time. A once a year treat for sure!

After dinner we hopped in the car and drove around to check out Christmas Lights!

My favorite is always my parent’s lights :)

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My Uncle Jerry (Andrea’s Dad!!) always goes over the top with his Christmas lights. When we stopped by to say Hi, the street was lined with cars and strangers stopping by to take pictures of the house. His house is famous around the town and gets tons of attention. I photographed what I could, but it truly is a 360 degree experience that you have to see in person to truly understand how great it is.

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What a busy day!! Now I am enjoying a nice cup of hot Black Tea and watching some Girls Next Door on DVD. DId you know that on the DVD versions of the shows they don’t blur out any of the naughty parts? My Dad asked for all of the seasons for christmas for that specific reason…lol…I have to say it is more interesting watching the show this way.

I hope everyone had a Happy and Healthy Christmas with their loved ones. Now its time to prepare for the end of 2008 as we embark on another fabulous year full of new life discoveries!

Have a great night everyone!!

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