Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Week, Happy Christmas to All!!!

Happy Christmas Everyone!!!  I know you are all so busy this time of the year so I'm going to try to post this quick, mostly photos but a few stories that have to be explained.

Yes, I am that girl, the one who gets birthday presents and put on or carries all her new presents around.  I got a Vandy shirt, a ping pong paddle and a KitchenAid Mixer for my birthday.  We will get to the mixer in a few.  I also got other wonderful gifts like a check book cover and Starbucks gift cards and Tom's that I wasn't able to get a picture of... 

My ping pong paddle is awesome and never in my entire life did I think I would ride around with a pink ping pong paddle in my car!!!

Once my birthday week had come and gone I got all into the holiday spirit!  And I dragged all the folks at work down with me.

My very first Kitchen Aid Creation!!!


 Then it was time for the extended family Christmas gathering.  As you can see there are lots of people at this gathering...and this was just half the room...

That's one of my babies, sneaking a cookie.  He looks so guilty in this picture.

Then he poses for some pictures.

Once we got home I started cooking up a storm.  I am in charge of Christmas morning dinner.  I did most of my prep work on the 23rd because I don't have enough room in my fridge to keep it all in its original container.
And I needed to get all my cooking done before the Eve because I had a movie to go watch.  A little R & R for this girl because my bosses at work were so kind and gave me the day off!!!

CHRISTMAS MORNING....this year referred to Comfy Christmas!!!  Such a great idea, everyone had on sweats, no make up.  It was really just a day of fun and family and not worrying about a thing, ok so as you will see in a second there was a little worry.

Yes, that's right, this is a first for me.  We had a slight 911 call on Christmas morning.  My brother-in-law, bless his heart (that's what we say about stupid things in the south) was trying to open a box with a knife and sliced right through his wrist.  He came running towards the kitchen, which I happened to be in at the time with blood spurting from his wrist.  You wanna talk about sprung into action.  I threw my Bisquick all over the counter and just tried to stop the bleeding.  I cant even begin to tell you how much he was bleeding.  Anyway, after a 911 call where my sister announced to the dispatcher, "My bro in law slit his wrist.....on accident!!!"

The cut ended up being small but still pretty serious.  After attempting to play ping pong and having the wound break open he did end up at the ER and with a single stitch!
I love watching the big kids and the little kids play together...

This was our spread for the evening.  Soup, sandwiches, fruits and veggies and lots and lots of deserts.  I think we all ate pretty good and to much.
Now we are in recovery mode.  I have finally gotten all the stuff unpacked and assembled.  And now the piles of garbage and boxes are on the curb ready for the garbage man.

I'm not the only one who is pooped from the holidays.  Precious girl!!
I hope you all enjoyed the holiday.  I know I am blessed and I am very grateful for everything.  I hope you all enjoyed your season as well.  Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

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