December 25, 2009

Ho, ho, ho.....Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!! My Mom, Dad and I started off Christmas morning with a merry Skype session with the Waldorf kids on their new iMac. They have their own Skype name now too, so hopefully we'll get to see more of their smiling faces, and get more of their IM messages from now on. They also figured out how to take pictures with the PhotoBooth and sent us a few of those as well. It was a great way to start off the Christmas Day!

I had some grand plans on making us a really nice Christmas breakfast, so I got to it in the kitchen. I whipped up a scrambled egg and sausage ring and we also had some yummy cinnamon rolls. Eggos and mini sausage patties also rounded out our morning menu.

After we were all stuffed, it was time to get the living room ready for the presents. There were SOOOOO many presents under the tree. It was such a fun sight! We pushed back the couch, and everyone took their spots.

Rob and Loralyn helped deliver all the presents to their lucky recipients. We took turns going around the room, everyone opening one present at a time. I really love opening presents this way so that everyone can enjoy seeing all the gifts. Everyone was extremely generous to both Brett and me. Thank you to everyone for thinking of us.

We had a little bit of fun too while we went around the room. I think that our families are going to get along just fine for the future. There was just the right amount of goofiness from everyone. :)

The early afternoon found us relaxing. Some people took naps. Loralyn jumped on her new trampoline and dazzled us with some art on her new easel kit.

Around 3, I decided that I should probably get started on dinner. I had a pretty intense menu planned, and I thought that it would probably take me at least an hour or so to get it all ready. Rob and Betty helped me get it all started, and then almost everyone ended up chipping in at some point.

Thank goodness that I had so many helpers. Little did I know that it was going to take me over three hours to get it all fixed. Around 615pm it was all done (with only one minor menu mixup) and we were ready to eat.

My biggest intention was to make normal size sides in the hopes that we wouldn't have leftovers.....well, that plan failed. It was a good thing that I bought some new tupperware....because we used it all. There was so much food leftover it wasn't even funny. Oh least they are good leftovers!! :)

After we'd cleaned up, we retired to the living room and decided to play a game of Cranium. We paired up as teams of couples. My Mom and Dad surprised us all and took a very fast head start. They barely missed a single question, and before we knew it, were in the center circle. Brett and I caught up to make it into the middle, but Mom and Dad prevailed and took the winner's spot with their wrestling sculptures.

It was a beautiful Christmas. I had such a wonderful time having both of our families here. Hope you all had a merry day as well!!!


LB said...

well hello domestic goddess!

Autie said...

Yes, she sure was lb. My brother is a lucky guy.

It was a wonderful, merry day! Thanks Annemarie (and Brett) for having us all for Christmas!!!

Love ya!