Good Morning Xangaland!
I have missed you all so very much! It has been far too long.
I will be coming around shortly to try to catch up with all of you and comment…. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Guess I’ll soon find out!
Ryan and I had a wonderful Christmas…. Well three of them actually.
(Before I start posting pictures just to let you know if you want to see anything closer just click on the picture and it will open big in it’s own window.)
On Christmas Eve we did Christmas with Ryan’s family and it was wonderful…. I got a new Bible (thank you Zach) and a new knife set and a set of Wolfgang Puck mixing bowls…. (Thank you mom) loving them let me tell you what.
Ryan got an MP3 player and a ……… light saber! LOL Talk about having fun. Here is a picture for you.
Here are some more pictures of the rest of the day.
These are pictures of Andy and Josie, my youngest brother in law and only sister in law!
This is my Mother in law with her new puppy Sadie.
These two are Ryan and I with Denny and Cheryl and Zach, Ryan’s parents and brother.
Me with Sadie and her sister, Shorty!
I have to brag about one thing really quick… The gift I gave my brother in law Zach. I brushed off my pencils and did a pencil drawing for him for Christmas and I love how it turned out. Of course it’s framed really nice but the picture came out bad so I just focused in on the drawing for you.
The next day, Christmas day, was the big family Christmas (14 people) at my house for the first time ever. It was a lot of fun. I had the best cooking day of my life everything I made came out better than ever…. Don’t you just love days like that? I even made my first turkey ever and everyone always says that your first is your worst…. According to my family I will have to work hard to best this one. Thanks again to my Mother in law for the recipe and the roasting pan and the knives…..lol.
Here are some pictures of the day for you. We all had a really good time!
Our Christmas tree.
My parents and grandparents on the couch and then dad, grandpa, and uncle in a turkey coma!
My grandma and my youngest sister Becky.
My two younger sisters Charly and Becky and then in the second picture if you look close you can see my dog shamelessly begging.
My cousin (though I think of him as nephew) Lucas, Sulimb’s son.
My dad at my bar. My mom and her sister Susan or as many of you know her Sulimb, which yep makes her my aunt!
Ryan looking cute.
Me and my mom in my kitchen working on the food!
Ryan and I at the end of the day!
The next day was my family Christmas at my mom’s house. We had once again a wonderful time. We got there at 8am and stayed until almost 11pm!! We had our traditional Christmas breakfast and then another dinner later in the day.
Here are pictures of that day as well.
Me wearing the sweater Ryan bought me for Christmas, good job honey!!
Mom and Dad cooking Christmas breakfast. Aren’t they cute?
My sister Becky getting ready to play Santa!
Becky and Charly with the blankets I made them for Christmas.
The perfect Fireman face!!!
This is a funny story. I made my dad a blanket for Christmas and I decided to do an American flag. About a week before Christmas he said something, for the very first time I might add, about wanting one…. He of course figured there would never be enough time… When Becky handed him the box he just belts out Blanket?!? You had to be there but it was really funny. The first picture is of him making that very same face as he opened it. LOL The second is of course the blanket.
And what would Christmas pictures be without a few of Ryan and me goofing off?
Me in a, ha ha, sexy pose….. snort! Although it does make my legs look a mile long… hmmmm maybe I should send it in to Vogue or something…. LOL
Ryan in his….. gafaw, chortle, as my sister would say.
Okay that wraps up Christmas for you guys. LOL This is so long by now I’m going to have to do New Years and everything else that’s going on in the next few days!
So see you tomorrow!!