Merry Christmas Eve y’all! Oh Christmas, how I love thee. We’ve been at my mom and dad’s house since Friday and soaking up an extended Christmas stay with family. I’m in my happy place.
Mom, Grandma Betty and I making Aunt Fern’s famous cream cheese dip
We’ve played a lot of Rummikub, gin rummy and spades. We’ve let Hailey open a present or two from family.
Uncle Kris, Hailey and Aunt Cara with Hailey’s cousin in her tummy!
It’s worked out wonderfully to have a couple a new toys for Hailey to play with so she isn’t too overwhelmed at once. She loved this idea.
She also loved an old water heater box. Don’t boxes make the best toys?
And let me tell you, no one has gone hungry. Just look at this fridge.
And look at the delicious things that have come out of it…
Vegetable beef soup
Scottish salmon, sweet potato and asparagus
Open-faced ham sandwich, chips ‘n dip, veggies ‘n dip
Peel ‘n eat shrimp, oysters and a martini
Ok, so we went out for the seafood and it was OH so good.
Baked French Toast with Pecan Topping
Food picture overload, right? I can’t help it. I’ve never eaten so well! Mom makes throwing together fancy meals look easy and I love that everyone is happy to pitch in.
I’m elbow deep in massaging kale in that picture. I hope everyone likes the overnight kale salad! It’s my contribution to Christmas Eve dinner.
With all the eating and vino, we’ve made sure to wiggle some, too.
It’s mostly been long walks, but David and I fit in a wog yesterday. Mainly so I could wear my new Nike running shirt WITH THUMB HOLES. I love thumb holes.
And today. Today feels extra cozy with the cold, gray skies, hot coffee and a lit Christmas tree. So from my family to yours, Merry Christmas!