Ho, Ho, Ho!!

Merry Christmas!  What a wonderful day we had.  John and I were up fairly early – 6:30  😀   Poor John LOL!  It was nice and quiet and we made a pot of coffee and opened our gifts to each other.  This is probably the most unique thing I have ever gotten in my stocking:

Star fruit!  I am excited to try this when it gets ripe.

Plus some new slippers!

Do you like my Tweety jammies?  Why yes, I am 41 :mrgreen:

After presents, I made us some pumpkin oats for breakfast.  Normally we don’t eat the same thing, as John eats breakfast when I am at the gym, so it was kind of fun cooking one of my favorite brekkies for him.

After the oats digested – I went out for a run!  The temp was about 24 degrees and the funny thing is, it has been zero degrees lately in the morning, so 24 felt pretty warm.  It’s all about perception isn’t it??  Anyway, I was going to do 5 miles, but decided I was a little tired from doing 5.5 yesterday, so I cut it to 4.5.  Good enough!  I listened to Christmas music, too 😀

You all know how I love my eggnog and that I could bathe in the stuff?  Well now I can!  My mom gave me this last night:

Eggnog bodywash!  Yay!  So that was my wonderful shower after the run.   John and I then set to cooking Christmas dinner items for the feast later.  I made some candied pecans:

Easiest recipe ever!  I will share a post this week on these.

We set up the table:

Dinner menu for 8 included roast beef, potato croquettes, savory sweet potatoes, cornbread pudding, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce.

My plate:


After this was the present opening.  A sea of wrapping paper:

Fun gift for me – know what it is?

It’s a gorillapod for my camera.  It’s so cool and no more shaky breakfast pictures!  After we climbed out from under a mountain of wrapping paper (to be recycled) it was time to break out the sweets.  Not like I wasn’t already noshing on these all day:

Plus my grandfather’s cake:

My grandfather’s birthday was on Christmas and we had this cake every year.  My mother made it this year.  It’s a white cake with almost a praline frosting.

Now this is what I’m talking about!

This about put hair on my chest!  Had to cut it with some regular nog :mrgreen:

We tried playing this game:

It had too many confusing instructions, so we just gave up after a while and read some trivia cards.  And had more cookies…. and nog…..

A good time was had by all.  Family, fun, food, and togetherness.  🙂

Everyone has gone home and now it’s relaxing time in my new robe with John and Pixie.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

What has been your most interesting gift?

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16 thoughts on “Ho, Ho, Ho!!

  1. Kimberley

    Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Love the dinner pic. You inspired me to do a breakfast, lunch and dinner pic, which will be posted shortly.

    My favourite gift is a book called Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha Beck. A very good friend gave it to me and in the front he wrote “You are a treasure.” Not sure if that means I should be buried??? LOL!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..SBD-Day 13 & Conquering the Brunch =-.

  2. Susan

    Haha, that’s too cute you got a star fruit in your stocking. And the eggnog body wash is definitely interesting. I love that little gorillapod for your camera! I;ll have to look for one of those for my new SLR 😉 Merry Christmas Lori!!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Christmas Through a Viewfinder =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Maybe it is ripe, although I have read that the more yellow they are, the more ripe they are. May just have to bite the bullet, so to speak, and try it!

  3. Jody - Fit at 52

    What a wonderful time & loved the pics & that gorillapod thing!!!! Looks like a kid toy!!! Transformers!!! Thank you so much for sharing your day with us! That food & eggnog.. and cookies of course.. YUMMY!

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