Christmas

Things I learned this Christmas:

  • Honeybaked Ham is amazing, and such a time saver, and delicious.  So worth it.
  • Always have a back-up sous chef (or several).  Tyler got some kind of bug and had to stay out of the kitchen all week.  My dad came to the rescue!
  • Rhodes rolls are too finicky for an important meal, get already made rolls to heat up instead.
  • Always wear good shoes while standing in the kitchen all day, I messed up my back the first day by wearing “cute” shoes instead of ones with good support.
  • Even if someone is over 80 and technically gets a pass to say what they like, it doesn’t mean they won’t still say things that hurt your feelings (getting told I was fat while in the middle of making Christmas dinner kind of killed the spirit).
  • Make more lists, with start times on them to simplify cooking, like G&D did, I will do this next time for sure.
  • 2 year olds make for great entertainment, and sous chefs
  • Tyler does not kick as much ass at Trivial Pursuit when he’s sick, I should have booted him to the other team 😉

And now for some pics!

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Karis and Lucas in the table that we re-did, Sarah did an amazing job painting it.  Brought Granny to tears.

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here’s a better pic of it, see the previous post (scroll down) to see the “before” pic from when my grandpa made it 21 years ago.

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In lieu of going to a Christmas Eve service we sang carols at home, it was great!

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Christmas morning, Tyler was asleep on the couch most of the day.

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bwahahahahaha!  I am one mean pug mama!

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Jessi and Karis ski jumping on the wii fit

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I think he was sad his daddy was sick, also sad when Karis left, they loved chasing each other around.

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Me and Karis, she’s wearing the apron we gave her for Christmas.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas

  1. I’m sorry about what Granny said. Mama told me and I was like “…NO WAY.”

    I’m also sorry I didn’t come back for Christmas dinner. To be honest I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until about 9:30! Too much happening lately, it had me all worn out.

    Anyway, I love you and I think you are fabulous.

  2. Oh I can relate to the old relatives who have said similar comments to me, along with ones like “well why aren’t you married” and then they speculate on the potential reasons. I struggle a lot with being respectful to my (really old) elders because I DON’T think being old means you get to say whatever the hell you want, and yet I’m not willing to really call them out on it.

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