for myself it was a great time with my ever crazy and entertaining family. words can't really give christmas eve and christmas day any justice so pictures will have to do.
christmas eve my mom hosts 25 people at our home for food, drinks and presents. i love
this years christmas eve we brought back the adult gift exchange and it was unexpectedly hilarious, probably because of the bottles of wine i consumed - but we had a great time.
i had my cousin cathi in the exchange and while i may be known for giving great gifts i'm not known for wrapping. i HATE wrapping. i actually paid my sister this year to wrap my presents.
but because i waited till the last minute to get cathi's gift i had to do it myself and this is what i came up with...
the ugly ribbon and the orange tissue with the turquoise put it over the top doesn't it? or is it the crease on the bottom? i'm so proud of myself. hey, at least she liked the presents inside!
christmas morning i wake up with a glass of wine on my nightstand, a wicked case of dry mouth and two missed calls from one of my very best friends teen, and it was only 10am. so i'm going through my merry christmas text messages before my voicemails when my phone rings and it is teen - again.
i groggily answer and i can just sense the happiness in her voice when she wishes me merry christmas. i shoot out of bed and scream you are f@cking engaged aren't you!?!?! i was right, and i'm honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding whenever she picks the date.
congrats teen - i love you!
christmas day we head over to my aunt (tia-jo) and uncle's house for dinner, where the eating binge continues but we upped our wine level with multiple bottles of opus one - which is exactly what wine is supposed to taste like.
for dinner we had creepy larger than life sized santa watching over us. he still creeps me and small children out year after year.
another christmas day tradition is party poppers at each place setting. the popper contains a toy surprise and a crown - which must be worn through out dinner. classy.
unfortunately i didn't take nearly enough pictures on christmas day. but to sum it up, santa was good to me and my family is awesome. also, when playing celebrities my mother likes to say shit when she doesn't know the answer - a lot.
today i just got back from seeing the curious case of benjamin button (totally go see it) and i'm stay in for the night because i'm participating in a scavenger hunt on saturday (so excited) and then dinner and dancing with my friends at night (so so so excited).
hope everyone is enjoying their hopefully long weekend - and i love that tomorrow is only saturday!