Sunday, December 26, 2010

A wonderful holiday!

Christmas was fun this year.  
TL and I spent lots of time with family!

My mother-in-law (MIL) is one of the best cooks I've ever met.  She has a unique style of cooking - she never measures anything, she just does what she thinks, and everything is always delicious!  We spent a day and a half with her - playing board games (cranium & catch phrase) and making dinner.  (Prime rib, cornish game hens, veggies, twice baked potatoes & sweet potatoes) TL's brothers were there - and we had a wonderful time.  It was relaxing and fun!  My very generous MIL got us some great new toys.  

Late Christmas Eve we spent with my dad's side of the family (it's a full blown crowd - more than 60 of us!) but it is a great time.  Loud, cheerful, and lots of babies :)  TL and I were only there for a short time, but it was fun to stop in and see everyone.

Christmas morning was cozy and relaxing.  My family is so thoughtful - it was fun being festive & just spending time together.  My parents got us some generous & sweet gifts and it was fun to give them ours.  We had our traditional breakfast and opened our stockings & gifts.  It was really fun to watch my nephew, Ryan, (20 months) open presents and experience the morning.  

It was a beautiful Christmas this year.  Family was the main priority for us - and we felt so grateful.

It's always kind of a sad feeling when Christmas is over - but this year, I am just feeling happy to have experienced it.  I am so blessed :)

How was your Holiday?  Did you get any fun gifts?  
{A few of us at Christmas Eve dinner}
Still waiting for more pictures (hint, hint MIL & Kel)  ;)

17 comments:

~KS said...

I love Cranium!!! I just love games in general.
We had a quiet Xmas this year. My mom and dad and I served dinner at the homeless shelter here on Christmas night. It was actually quite perfect.

Fit With Flash said...

Catchphrase is SO much fun! It's our go-to on game nights! : ) Happy Holidays!

Allison said...

It sounds like a fun time. 60 is a crowd! wow!

Shelley said...

I felt the same way this year about just being so grateful for family. We are growing up! :-)

Leslee said...

We had a wonderful Christmas, just missed having Tommy & Lindsey here!! Spent plenty of time with local family and I received some AMAZING Henkles knives to help me become the chef I aspire to be :-)

P.S. We were introduced to CatchPhrase by Lindsey's family at Thanksgiving! What a riot...

Happy New Year to you!

Lori said...

What a great Christmas Tracy! I too posted about mine last night. I got a new phone and I love it ~ so that was my fun gift.

chelsea said...

Glad you had such a good Christmas! Every year I appreciate the time with family aspect more and more :)

Jax said...

Aw sounds so fun! And what a great little crowd at Christmas Eve dinner! :) Glad you had a great holiday, girl! We did too...and I, too, am waiting on pics from other people.. haha..

Natasha said...

loving that you had a great christmas!!!!

Jessica said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!! :)

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Jess said...

Super cute picture of you and your family!! We got aloooot of snow here in the southeast!! :) Merry belated Christmas girlfriend!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Happy Holidays, Tracy! It looks like you had a blast!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!

OceanDreams said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas sweetie and had a yummy cooked meal too!

Allison said...

Awwe, your Christmas celebrations sound amazing! Your MIL really SOUNDS like an amazing cook - yummm for all of that food (seriously, it's making me hungry just hearing about it!).
I can't wait to see more pictures from Christmas Eve - it looks like such a fun time!
So glad that you had a great Christmas, Tracy! xo

The Wife In Her New Life said...

I love cranium!! ESPECIALLY the humdinger all plays =)
Sounds like you had an amazing Christmas -- it's always better when shared with family!
I'm a new follower -- LOVE your blog =)