Christmas 2015

The day started with a relaxing morning just the three of us. Rhett opened the present we had wrapped for him under the tree, and papa cooked us pancakes and eggs for breakfast.  Rhett went down for his morning nap & a little while later my family started filing in.

Morgan & I exchanged mugs like we do every year.. she came through and got me the golden mug I’d been coveting & I’ve used it every morning since. Then we hung out, played games, and fed Rhett lunch.  We got the prime rib in the oven around 4 and started to get the rest of the food on the menu ready.  Cut up the vegetables for roasting, wrapped the potatoes in foil, and put out all the appetizers. And of course, made a trip to the store for the one thing we forgot: sour cream. Ha! Gotta have that for the creamy horseradish.

        

See that striped album on the plate? My nephew got one of the new Polaroid cameras and that album holds the pictures..he told me he needed to know which side was the front, so I laughed when he showed me what he’d written on the cover. That camera is funny though, I assumed it would have produced a much better image, but it still looks like it was taken with a really old Polaroid! And yes, those are gold solo cups on the table. #wefancy

 
We all took turns taking our pictures under the mistletoe, then sat down to eat our salads while the meat rested out of the oven. Rhett only made it through that before crashing; by then he’d had two days of missed naps and lots of attention from everyone so he was exhausted.  Once we finished eating, we played our favorite things game & it turned out great! Of course I didn’t get any pictures of the whole loot, but the table was filled with great stuff. My sister and I went home with 2 out of 3 of each other’s things.. surprise surprise. And the group decided to add stealing to the end of the game, but I think only 2 things ended up getting stolen, so everyone went home happy.  It was a great night filled with family and fun.
 

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day”

xo.

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