Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas afternoon

Merry Christmas!

A Christmas selfie after I attempted to curl my hair with a straightener #fail

This is the first year I have contributed food to Thanksgiving and Christmas and I have to say besides my mac n cheese on Thanksgiving I have done pretty darn good. The thing I was most worried about was the darn ham and I am pretty sure I called mom way too many times with questions to not screw it up. It turned out perfect! I wanted to cook it in my crock pot but apparently buying a large ham is not the way to go for my crock pot (wouldn't fit). I cooked it for 3.5hours in the oven instead. I also made a pineapple casserole, Oreo truffles and a brownie trifle.

 Everyone started arriving around noonish and the fun commenced until later in the afternoon.  

Me with my favorite decoration this year which I got 50% off, SCORE! I almost bought it when it was $70 I liked it so much but I waited and then scored it on sale which made me love it even more.

I asked her why she was laying on the floor like this, she said she was starving.

Bubs and Dave are new besties. Last night we were at my parents house and Bubs was pretty obsessed with Uncle Dave.

I absolutely love this picture, I just wish Krystal was in it!


One of my favorite gifts, I need to sit down and go through the books so I can start trying new recipes. I love Shays blog, it is a daily read. I got both the brownie trifle and pineapple casserole recipe from her.
We had an awesome day with our family and really enjoyed hosting Christmas. I thought for sure it would have wiped me out. I took my time getting everything ready which started on Friday which I think worked out perfectly.
Dave and I finished out the day with a bike ride around the neighborhood, I also took Teddy for another walk and an evening of TV.
I hope you all had an awesome Christmas!!

1 comment:

Ashley Newman said...

ohhh!! I am jealous of your cookbooks!! I'll have to check them out next time we're at your house!!

I make a pineapple casserole and would love to know what her's is like!!