Thursday, December 26, 2013

Another Christmas Holiday...done and done

Another Christmas is in the books.  Ours was low key and perfect.  It started with a weekend at Lake September. We always love being able to spend some time in Orange and this time was no different. We were only going to be there Friday thru Sunday but we were having such a great time we stayed till Monday morning but I had to get back to set up a new store. Campfires, fishing, shooting clays, a little casino action, games where girls win, yummy food, Christmas presents, family and friends were what filled the weekend. We call it Misfit Christmas but I never find anything misfit about it when we have so much fun together.  Well.....I mean the only thing misfit was Saturday night when we scared ourselves so bad with sounds and stories, we all ended up laying together in the middle of the living room floor covered in quilts waiting for "Fenga Papit" to just leave us alone.


If Duck Dynasty goes off the air they can always call me and I'll fill in the time spot. 

Painting Thomas and Katrina made for us. Words are lyrics from Night Right for Love sung by Robert Earl Keen. It was the song we danced to at our wedding.

We may not win at the casino but it's fun and the nachos are delicious. We do however win at Scene it Squabble. 

Christmas Eve Natalie and I prepared Jarad and I's traditional Christmas Eve meal, steak and scallops. This year I followed Pioneer Woman's steak Oscar recipe. It was my first time making Hollandaise sauce and although it wasn't awful it wasn't amazing. The recipe was too lemony and was ok on the asparagus.  I wasn't about to ruin the steak with it.  So we made deconstructed Steak Oscar.  The scallops were made following a lemon truffle baked scallop recipe.  I enjoyed the Panko and parmesean crust on top but Jarad said he prefers pan seared scallops.  Natalie made veggie pizza. I love that appetizer but always forget about it.

Christmas morning we got up and opened presents and stockings.  We got the cutest photos of our nieces and nephews and had to create our own.  We're goobers like that and Natalie has no arms?!?!  Then we went and saw The Wolf of Wall Street.  It wasn't an awful movie but wasn't the best movie ever either.  Leo and Jonah played their part well but three hours is soooo long. I prefer movies to be two hours or less.

Christmas decorations came down today and back up in the attic. Valentine's Day decorations are out...just enough. It's only a little over a month away so I don't feel it's too soon.  And although I once hated anything with hearts on it or shaped liked hearts, I now like them in small doses. 

Now it's time to get my head back in the excercise, eating right game....I know, I know I keep saying it but I'm getting puffy and it's got to stop. For serious this time...started with a little walk with the pup tonight. Baby steps


  1. You make the best Santa Claus! Til next year...

  2. Dave and I thought the same thing about Wolf of Wall Street. With about 30 minutes left of the movie, I was ready to BUST because I had to pee so bad!

    Looks like you had a great Christmas!