I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas... and have a Happy New Year!!! Being that it's smack dab in the middle of the holiday season...and I am nearing the end of my orientation as a Labor and Delivery Nurse~ (which I am LOVING by the way)...I am extremly busy this week! So...I thought I'd leave you with some pictures of my Christmas festivities~ after all a picture is worth a thousand words!!! :)
My family and I spent Christmas Eve at my Aunt Lorrie's house! This is a Christmas Eve tradition, and it's always wonderful to spend time with the family, and Celebrate Jesus Together!!!
I spent Christmas Eve with...My hubby....
My sisters (and best friends in the world)....
My mom, (dad~who's not in any pics-sorry dad!), and Aunt Lorrie and Uncle Dave...
And Second Cousins...
We spent the evening catching up, playing a gift exchange game, and enjoying some Dashing Dish Recipes! Pictured here is the 1/2 eaten Mashed 'Potatoes', and Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes! They were delicious, (if I do say so myself) ;) We also had a Honey Ham, Rolls, and a Pasta dish for dinner. And of course~ Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip as an Appetizer!
Dinner was fabulous, but didn't even compare to the Dessert Table! I brought my Gingerbread Triffle of course! :)
My Aunt Lorrie made a few of her famous Pies, Sugar Cookies, and these adorable little Chocolate Mice!
Her Sugar Cookies are always as Adorable as they are Tasty! :)
Christmas Morning was WONDERFUL~ We woke up to the table set up so cute! ;)
I made up a new recipe~ Individual Monkey Bread (recipe coming soon!!!)
My Egg Fritatta..
Some Center Cut Bacon...
And My Light and Fluffy Pancakes (with pecans for my mom!) ;)
After breakfast, we let the dogs open their gifts first...Which is always a blast to watch!
We spent the rest of our day opening our gifts, watching Christmas movies, watching the dogs play with their new toys, and eating some delicious Turkey Artichoke Panini Sandwiches!!! :)
I hope you all had a Blessed Christmas~ and enjoy your New Year Celebration to come!!! :)