Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas weekend recap

It started Thursday with us taking the dogs to Rose Tree Park for the Festival of Lights. They decorate it every year for Christmas and it’s lovely. If it weren’t so frigid we would have stayed longer. It was nice to see everything and let the dogs stretch their legs a bit.

Pretty lights!

The best shot I could get of Geof and the dogs

Christmas Eve day was spent in the kitchen baking cookies, brownies and cake balls. I also prepared fondue and buffalo chicken dip for the night. My mom came over with her dog, Happy later in the evening and we spent the night enjoying goodies with a movie marathon of Home Alone, Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story.

Cake balls!

Christmas Eve with the presents under the tree

Christmas morning was spent at our house exchanging gifts and enjoying a delicious breakfast that Geof made for the three of us. Later in the afternoon we went to my aunt and uncle’s to have Christmas dinner with my extended family. I got to catch up with some of my favorite cousins, including the triplets that are now 13, so it was very interesting hearing about their latest relationship drama. I say it every year, but I don’t know how my aunt prepares a sit down meal for 18-20 people and doesn’t lose her mind. She does an amazing job and deserves a ton of credit.

Chase on Christmas morning

Silly pic of my my mom and Geof at my aunt & uncle's

Us at my aunt & uncle's on Christmas

Sunday, we took all of the decorations down including the tree. It’s the earliest we’ve ever done that and it was a little sad, but also nice to get the house back to normal. We also spent a majority of the day cleaning out the basement and got rid of a ton of junk. It was the perfect day to do it considering we got hit with about 12 inches of snow. It’s only December and I’m ready for spring.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!


Melissa said...

I'm glad you had a great Christmas! I took down our decorations tonight, but we didn't do a tree this year (we're lazy) so it wasn't too hard to take everything down. I love Christmas decorations, but once the holiday is over, I want everything put away.

I love the red shirt you're wearing in the pic with Geoff! Very festive!

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful Christmas!

Mel said...

Looks like a great Christmas. Love the red sweater you have on with a bit of sparkle!

And cake balls?!? Recipe please?

MCW said...

Perfect weekend! I am still relaxing at my parents until Thursday am!

Jay Amabile said...

lol I took all my xmas stuff down as well. The snow sucked! I too am looking forward to spring!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

12 inches of snow? Yuck!

Love the dogs in their Christmas attire!

BroncoMom said...

Like you, I hate to see the Christmas decorations coming down. The house looks so plain!!
This year we actually had a white Christmas too! Hasn't snowed here since 1882.

Gwen said...

You joined the Sunday Christmas tree removal club!!! We did ours on Sunday too only we didn't have snow and I'm a little bit jealous of you for that. :D

Glad you had a fabulous Christmas!!! Your cake balls look super yummy too!!! That didn't sound too weird right?


Natalie said...

Those cake balls look amazing! I can't even believe I think that after my holiday sugar binge :) Glad you had a nice Christmas!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

I bet the pups had the best time at the park. Happy New Year to you, Geof and the puppies!

Meghan said...

Those lights! The cake balls! Your Christmas looks super spectacular. I love the picture of you and Geoff, too! So cute!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

I'm going to need to make the buffalo chicken dip sometime, everyone says it's so good!

I'm impressed you had your decorations down so quickly! It's sad to see the holidays go, but fun to welcome the new year.

Have a great weekend!

Ally said...

Did you say cake balls? That sounds awesome. I love balls and I love cake. Well, you know what I mean.

Your tree looks so nice. We watched the marathon too, do it every year. Next up, Twilight Zone marathon!

flip flops and pearls said...

I pray that 2011 brings you many blessings!! Happy New Year, Friend! Much Love, Daphne

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I give you guys credit for gettin' out there with the dogs in the snow. I freeze my butt off and it's nowhere near as cold here lol.

I am so hungry reading this post...cake balls...YUM!

I give you're aunt credit as well, that's a whole lotta people. Sounds like fun though :)