SO I guess I never really said what we did for Christmas...Mike and I woke up Tuesday morning and when I crawled back in to bed after using the restroom I had a beautiful handmade white gold necklace that Mike made me at my parents house. My dad donated the gold and Mike spent hours making it. It's the star of Melchezidic. (sp). I LOVE IT! By this time it was 7:30 and I asked Mike if we should open stockings but he didn't want to since Isabel wasn't up yet, so we went and woke her up! We then went thru the fun task of sorting presents...I think Izzy had about three times as many as we did! Family was good to her. Then we ate my FABULOUS pumpkin cinnamon rolls.. they were so good this year..I actually cooked them all the way this year. We read Luke 2 and then hung out for the rest of the day. Oh yea we planned how we were going to spend our giftcards to Lowe's and HomeDepot. I had asked for them so Mike can build me some shelves throughout our house. Mike's family came up about 4:30 and since Cindy and I couldn't decide the other day what to cook I really wanted her chicken asian salad so we had a 'Chinese' dinner. I made sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, Cindy made her salad and we had peanut butter choco chip cheesecake for dessert. Not your normal dinner but since I don't really like ham, or roasts or most traditional foods we needed something else. Next year we might try tamales.
The best part of the days following Christmas was that Cheyenne, Aubrey, Olivia and Peanut (who cristened my house!) came and stayed with us on their way back from Nebraska. It was so good to see them and spend some time with them. They left at 9am the next morning. When I picked up Olivia for the first time I totally forgot how light babies are! She felt about 4lbs...I was so glad that everyone came! Even peanut who literally scared the 'crap' out of my Gibby. Poor peanut finally just tolerated Gibby the next morning. So if anyone is driving across country..(bless your soul) feel free to come crash at my house!
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