Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Boxing Day!

I may have just ordered myself a Boxing Day prezzie online!  :)  Stay tuned. 

Our family doesn’t actually do much of anything on Christmas Day.  A few years ago we realized that the stress caused by trying to rearrange and figure out how to see everyone wasn’t worth it just to have turkey on a specific day…so instead we have our family gathering/gift opening on Christmas Eve (we’ve done this since I was about 12) and our turkey dinner on Boxing Day.  This makes a relaxing Christmas Day for my Mom and I, and leaves it so my uncle isn’t feeling conflicted between his own family and his inlaws.  Win for everyone!

So Xmas Eve I made up a table full of our traditional family eats.  I call them “retro snacks”.  :)

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It was a small, slightly dramatic gathering this year.  I only took one freaking photo outside of the food.  How bad is that?!!  Ugh, and Mom and I both looked so nice too!  haha, oh well.

My Grandpa got a new blanket so my aunt wrapped him up and I thought it looked like a Snuggie

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As far as eats go, I’ll admit I pretty much just snacked my face off the whole night.  But I did load up on veggies first!!  haha, of course then we finished off the chips and dip after the family left.  :)  Balance?  I suppose.  ya right!

Oh…and the Xmas loot!!  Aside from this Starbucks gift pack from my uncle and his family…

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Everything else is from my Mom…

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She knows me well!  :)

And to think I still have my Christmas fun with FH when I get home and my Secret Santa gift too!!

And now I’m off to help Mom prepare the veggies and side dishes for dinner tonight.  The glorious smell of roasting turkey and Mom’s famous stuffing is calling me!  :)

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4 comments:

Jennie said...

Very nice gifts! And your food spread looks dee-lish! Is that a Mac laptop you got??!!! I love your Starbucks gift pack -- and all the cool mugs you already have :) Merry Christmas! :)

Lainey said...

I need labels...I don't know what some of it is. What is the microplane thing?

I love checking out other people's loot! :o)

Paige said...

What lovely gifts! Merry Christmas :)

Jaime (Embracing Balance) said...

Jennie: haha, no that is not a laptop...just an iTunes card!

Lainie: a microplane is for fine grating, zesting, etc. Fun kitchen gadget!