I am back, I know you all missed me as I missed you! Happy Friday! The past two days have been full of good tidings and joy!!! Let me just recap some of the highlights of our Christmas.
Christmas Eve House #1
The Trujilloâ€™s Celebrate Christmas with some yummy Mexican favorites, Tamales, Enchiladas, Ham, Chicken Taquitos and rice and Beans.
My yummy plate included a Tamale, piece of ham, and one taquito, with a little rice. I also had on yummy diet coke and rum!
Considering that all I had all day was a bowl of oatmeal, I was suprisingly satisfied and did not over eat!!!
The Trujillo Clan
My Nephews first time being able to open his OWN gifts ( I took like a million pics of him, heâ€™s just so DARN cute!).
The Hubby and I
Christmas Eve House #2
The Clasby Family celebrates the Holidays with Pasole,and more tamales!!! If you havenâ€™t had this you must.
I just had one bowl, and a tortilla. I also had about 4 oz of wine and a lot of water!!!
My Beautiful Mom and I
Cousin Raquel kickin butt in darts!
I WON THIS IN our Secret Santa game! I am so excited I have always wanted one of these!
CHRISTMAS MORNING AT MOM AND STEP DADâ€™S
Hubby and woke up around 7am opened our presents and stocking from Santa, and then headed over to my Momâ€™s for Christmas Breakfast and more presents! Hubby spoiled me this year, I canâ€™t wait to show you all that he blessed me with. I ll share some of the did get me a set of REALLY GOOD KNIVES!!! I think I might be one of the only wives that asks for knives for Christmas. lol
Mom makes yummy Belgian WAFFLES
While I work on the eggs.
Family enjoying breakfast.
The whole Family! Four Brothers, one brother in law, one sister, one sister in law, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, Mom and Dad.
My Adorable Nieces ( I love watching little kids open presents).
Hubby got a GARMIN!!! This is a funny story. After we opened our presents at our house I told hubby I am sorry that I couldnâ€™t get him what he REALLY wanted, but maybe next year. But I was being a little sneaky girl because I had saved the best present for last!!! I had my Mom hide it under her tree so that when we got done with opening presents at her house there would be this one no-name gift from Santa to Matt (hubby). He WAS SO SURPRISED! He didnâ€™t know that I had gotten a bonus at work, so I was able to go out and get him it!!!
As you can see I was enjoying all the opening with my new mug and coffee!
Christmas Morning at Dadâ€™s
MORE FOOD!!! Menudo and Ham! I had too much here, I just love homemade tortillas!!! I donâ€™t eat the Menudo meat, last year I found out that itâ€™s the inlining of a cows stomach, GROSS!
Daddy opens his presents, Hubby and Bosco look too cute!
The McCormick’s Inaugural Christmas Dinner
Normally in our family Christmas is over around 2pm, so this year I wanted to have my Mom and Brothers over for Christmas Dinner and games. The night was wonderful. We didnâ€™t eat dinner until around 7:30 so I had plenty of time to cook. I was smart and cooked the mashed potatoes and stuffing the day before. This was my first TURKEY!!!!
The Menu was inspired by many of the lovely blogs I follow!!
Sandra Leeâ€™s Cranberry Glazed Turkey
Sandra Leeâ€™s Brown Butter Almond Brussels sprouts
Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Meghan’s Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples
Kath’s Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausage Dressing
Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole
If you want any of these recipes just let me know and I will send them to you!
We had some yummy sparkling wine to celebrate with as well as Cooking Lights, HELLO DOLLIES!!! ( this was the one thing I did indulge in).
We played our new Cranium Game from my grandparents( we are all so competitive so it was sooooo fun) and everyone stayed to help clean until midnight!!!!
These past couple days have been so much fun, material presents are nice but more then that the gift of family is all that I wanted and needed this season. With Christmas over, I get kind of sad because you build everything up to this one day and then itâ€™s all over but I am not sad anymore because I am excited about what 2009 has to offer. New Goals, New Dream, New Journeys, and New ADVENTURES!
Mini Recap of 2008
I am thankful for 2008 and all that it has taught me. I have run more races then ever, made some amazing PRâ€™s (3:24 marathon), qualified for Boston and became a kickboxing instructor. I have started this blog and joined a community of people that have been so inspiring and uplifting then I could have ever imagined. More then just my health goals have been met, but also we bought a home to start a family in, and hubby and I have learned some tough lessons in our marriage that have made us stronger as one. I am truley thankful for all that the Lord has given me this year, and now itâ€™s time to set some goals for 2009â€¦.
NO WATCH TODAY!
I am relaxing and enjoying my Holiday today. Might go off for some shopping, and maybe a movie. I want to read more of my book and definitely hit the gym, I am not wearing a watch today or looking at the time AT ALL!!! No plans, means no need for time. Have you eve done that? I try and do it at least 3 times a year, it helps me to distress:) Have a great Friday everyone!!!