I’m finally to our last Christmas and this one lasted the longest. After Christmas morning with my family, we went home and packed to head out of town to spend Christmas night with our cousins and Aunt S and Uncle B. S and B were at my father-in-law’s, so we went over there before we all got on the road. Jake was trying to tell S not to leave him.
We arrived at Jeremy’s other aunt and uncle’s house around 5:30. His cousin K was there with her husband and my favorite tiny person! I got her all to myself for about an hour!
Then the other cousins and their kids, M and C got there. They were having tacos for dinner, but I was still pretty full. I ate a tiny taco salad and a little bit of cherry cream cheese pie. (We brought all of our leftover food)
After dinner we let the kids open the gifts in their stockings.
We were going to have Christmas the next day and have a huge meal with all of the Thanksgiving food. This whole family was in New York over Thanksgiving. M was dancing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so they missed a traditional meal.
By 9:30 I was exhausted, so I went down to the guest house to get ready for bed. The next morning, everyone got up early to go hunting. I didn’t want to go, so I slept in. I slept through breakfast, but that was okay since I ate so much the day before. M got a deer, so Jeremy and her dad had to clean it and take it to the processor. While they did that, and everyone else got ready for Christmas lunch, I got to play with my favorite tiny person! She is a ball of energy! She wanted to ride her tricycle, and then we made pictures with Christmas stickers.
Every few minutes she kept asking if we could open gifts. She was really excited about them!
For lunch we had turkey, stuffing, broccoli and rice casserole, corn, green bean casserole, hot rolls, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and salad. I was still full from all of the food I had eaten in the last 24 hours, so I didn’t eat very much. I had some sweet potato, turkey, salad, and corn. Jeremy’s aunt makes the best corn!
After lunch, we opened gifts! Jeremy and I gave our favorite little person a toy walking dog. She absolutely loved it! More than I thought she would! She kept hugging it and petting it like it was a real dog.
I gave M a Divinity LA bracelet. She was really excited about it!
And, we gave C a National Geographic Kids weird facts books. He really liked it.
They gave Jeremy an original Wa-Hoo board. He has been wanting one for a long time.
And, they gave me some lululemon tights! This is my first pair of them, and I am in love!! I also got a camo t-shirt with a pink monogram on it, and a rain jacket with my monogram on it!
This one got a karoke machine and she serenaded us all night with Frozen songs and Taylor Swift! She is so cute!!
When we were done opening gifts, we went hunting. M and I sat together in a tower blind.
Jeremy and C dropped us off and we weren’t in it ten minutes and a massive thunderstorm hit. The wind was blowing so hard, and the blind was swaying. There were bolts of lightning all around us, and the rain was pounding so hard that it was coming straight in the closed windows. At one point it completely stopped and was eerily still. I kept thinking a tornado was going to drop down on us any second. But then the storm started again.
We were pretty scared!! But, we had fun taking pictures and talking. We knew we weren’t going to see any deer so we didn’t really try to be quiet. Plus, they wouldn’t have been able to hear us over the storm. It was quite an adventure!!
Jeremy and C came to get us in the middle of the storm, and we headed back to the house to get dry! Once everyone got back, the kids opened a few more presents and then we just hung out and visited. We played Blockus, and I am not any good at it!! I lost every time we played! He beat me twice!
They set some food out for dinner. I ate some goat cheese and crackers, turkey, and a piece of sweet potato. Then I had a piece of pumpkin pie for dessert. Then C got out his new hover board and we all took turns on it. It was so hard!! I was impressed that I could actually stand up on it. It took me a little bit to get used to it.
Jeremy had a hard time getting up on it.
He was able to figure it out and get it going.
We hung out with everyone until around 8 when the storm let up a little and then we headed home. We got home around 9 and unloaded the truck. We were both so tired, so we went straight to bed. I think I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow!
Sunday morning we slept in, and then got up and put up all of the Christmas decorations. I always hate to put them up. 🙁
As much as I love the holidays, I am glad to get things back to normal. I love all of the unhealthy food that comes with them, but I don’t like to eat that kind of food so much. At least three times over this holiday, I got sick to my stomach. It’s because I never eat such rich, greasy, and good food. I know it’s unhealthy and my body isn’t used to it, so it makes me sick. So, I am ready to be able to get back on a healthy routine and get my running back on schedule and eat healthier again
Jeremy and I went to the grocery store Sunday in the pouring rain and got some healthy foods!
I left all of our leftover pies and food at his aunt and uncle’s house. I have cleared out all of unhealthy foods in our house and I am ready to clean up my diet!
I also bought myself a Christmas present – a Pioneer Woman skillet!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and were able to spend time with your loved ones!