After that, we went home to eat lunch with my aunt, Eric, and cousin, and have a second Christmas. I cooked (venison, chicken, and pasta), and we hung out. Sophia got more books (yay!!), and then cousin and I headed off to work. Yes, on Christmas. Ugh. I was lucky and just had to do
The next day, my family came up, through the snow and ick that I went through earlier that day. I think the highways were clearer for them, but the other roads were a bit ickier. I love having them up, and it was the first time dad had been able to see what we've done with the house, so I was proud to show it all off to him. Jordan cooked ribs that day, and I made prime rib the next day. The first time I had cooked it, I wasn't too happy with it, but this time it was soooo much better. Meme and papa (my parent's chosen grandparents names) got Sophia sweet stacking baskets to hold her toys and an ABC mat for her room.
As is tradition, we played spades that evening. Of course, the girls won. Best part: boys went set on a 4 bid. Again. And, girls got a blind nil bid no problem. I love spades.
I am so glad we got to spend so much time with family this holiday season, and that everybody had safe travels. I'm also thankful for technology, which allows far away family to video chat with us. I miss interacting face-to-face with them, but that just gives reason to travel to far-far-away land. A photo Christmas post is coming up, as soon as you-know-who uploads pictures from the real camera.
Hanging with Aunt B while mommy ran home.
Sophia's awesome mat!
Stacking toy bins, complete with toys!