We had a second Christmas over the weekend. Almost like a second breakfast when you think about it - twice the fun! Why two Christmas celebrations? Due to some scheduling stuff we had at home, we couldn't go visit anyone for Christmas without having to race back to Cinci on Christmas day. Rather than rush around, we decided to have a more leisurely trip back home to see Allen's parents over the weekend instead.
Even though it was our second go-round of celebrations it definitely still felt perfectly Christmasy! Allen's parents' house was decked out with red and gold glittered decorations on the table and in the living room, and their tree was absolutely gorgous with colored lights and brightly colored ornaments! We enjoyed an amazing meal including prime rib, turkey, cheesy potatoes, rolls, and even cheesecake! I was positively stuffed to the gills when we sat down to unwrap presents Saturday afternoon!
We had a lot of fun sharing and unwrapping gifts with my in-laws. Allen and I exchanged gifts a little before Christmas and it was fun to unwrap other presents with the family. We ended up coming home with a few much-needed items for the house, new sweaters, and Mad Gab - which I am super excited to play as I've never played Mad Gab before! I also got some pie dishes and am already looking up various sweet and savory pie recipes to try them out!
As our day and weekend went on, I spent a little time in the evening taking fun bokeh pictures of the Christmas tree before we settled in to watch TV. Sunday was equally relaxing and laid-back, and by the time we got home Sunday night I was well-rested and ready for the week ahead! I'm sad that soon all of the Christmas decorations everywhere will be packed up until next year, but I am eager to get some holiday scrapbooking in now that Christmas is over and the new year is about to begin.
Now I'm just brainstorming and putting down goals for 2014. It came up way too fast!