Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The seven days of Christmas

Lots of family = lots of Christmas = lots of fun : )
On our first day of Christmas 12-22 (well it was technically my birthday)
Cody got up early and got me a Chicken Biscuit from CFA. YUM! We later went to PELI PELI for lunch. They had the most amazing house salad I've ever tasted (lots of fruit and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing). Then we decided to head on to Longview. We got home to lots of presents, yummy cupcakes and family! : )

On our second day of Christmas 12-23
we ran a few last minute errands and then got to do something that I had been looking forward to! My mom and I always make sugar cookies (this year Nana cookies) and then decorate them with cream cheese icing and sprinkles. Well this year my mom was keeping my niece Erin so she got to help decorate. Erin helped add sprinkles and at one point decided to try the icing, which resulted in her sucking the cookie dry.

That day we also experienced a tornado on the other side of Longview and then went to Shoguns for a family birthday celebration!

On our 3rd day of Christmas 12-24
I started out the day with a brunch with some of my high school friends! We ate and then played bananagrams (like scrabble but without the board, so fun!).

Tracib and I then got pedis.
We went to our Christmas eve service that night, followed by the big Sage family Christmas and then stopped by the Redd's house for a while!

On our 4th day of Christmas 12-25 (and actual Christmas day)
We celebrated Jesus' birthday with Cody's family that morning,

my parents during the day

and Carol's family that night. We were showered with gifts and blessed with family time!
On our 5th day of Christmas 12-26
we put a lot of miles on the Tundra. We got up bright and early and drove to Marlin for Childs' family Christmas,

then onto Waco for Brown family Christmas
and then back home (via College Station for a quick stop at Blue Baker).
On our 6th day of Christmas 12-27
Cody's family came to Houston and we went to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. What an entertaining show! It was different than I thought it was going to be, it was a mix of orchestra and rock, very interesting. We then tried out a restaurant that Cody and I heard about but just hadn't yet made it to, Floyd's. It was very good! We then got to use the fire pit and make smores : )
On our 7th day of Christmas 12-28
We spent a good part of our gift cards that day between good deals at the outlet mall, necessary supplies for our new camera and cammo things for hunting (for Cody of course).

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