Friday, December 25, 2009

Feliz Navidad

by Meghann on December 25, 2009

Boy is Christmas exhausting!

After unwrapping our presents this morning we headed to my Grandparent’s for a light Christmas lunch with my Mom’s side of the family.

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I believe my little cousin Cole ate his weight in chips and dip.

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I love my Grandmother to death, but lord help her, her idea of ‘cooking’ is picking food up from Wal-Mart and heating it up in the oven right before people come over. I know she tries her hardest though. ๐Ÿ™‚

I grabbed a small sampling of what was plated and ate it with a smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We didn’t stay very long and when we did return home I made myself a plate of what I was really craving: left over turkey sandwich with spinach and bbq sauce. Yum!

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Followed by a peanut butter ball and gingerbread man.

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You can just call me Meghann the Cookie Monster during the Christmas season. ๐Ÿ™‚

While everyone watched The Hangover, I passed out and took a well deserved two hour nap. The nap was a nice little Christmas gift to myself.

My family was invited to enjoy Christmas dinner with some old family friends.

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Peggy did a beautiful job decorating the table

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Counting our blessings.

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Food was served family style and everything was passed from one person to the next.

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My plate

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My little brother insisted on having a photo with me. I was honored. ๐Ÿ™‚

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All of the delicious homemade goodies strategically placed around the counter were calling my sweet tooth by name! (I told you to just call me the Cookie Monster today!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Homemade peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses

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Chocolate covered pretzels (I may have had two or three)

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And an assortment of homemade chocolate coated gifts

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I sampled the chocolate covered peanut butter filled crackers

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A-MA-ZING!

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And a homemade turtle cluster with s die of apple pie a la mode

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Everyone ended the evening full of cheers and laughter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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On the way home we stopped by my Uncle Jere’s house (Andrea‘s Dad) to check out his annual Christmas display.

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He is locally famous for the effort he puts into his Christmas lights each year. While we were saying “hi” we saw at least half a dozen other families roaming around and taking pictures of all the lights.

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He begins working on the display in October! My Uncle Here has way too much time on his hands. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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TIme to hit the hay!

I have an early run in the morning followed by a full day of to dos!

I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas!

GOOD NIGHT!!!!

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