Day 7 - Family Christmas Dinner at a good restaurant in town... was fun to see all of Pete's parents, siblings (and their kids) that live around here (and a few from out of town). Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures.
Day 8 - Made Turkey dinner and had Pete's family that was in town over to help us eat the food... Cesar salad, homemade french bread & artichoke dip, white cheddar mashed potatoes & gravy, an 18 lb. turkey, maple glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, a pie from the local pie company, among other foods.. Pete hurridly took the below picture before people ate. Turned out tasting better than I expected! :) And... was nice to have leftovers.
Day 11 - Christmas day. Flew home to MN and was able to go to the S Christmas brunch and church in the cities... felt kinda unique to be able to attend to both of our families traditions and see nearly everyone! :)
Day 12 - Visited at Jenna & Mindy's (Pete's sister), and had 1/2 priced appetizers with my mom & sisters in the cities...
|Nephew and niece... so fun to see these little people again (and my how quickly they grow!) (Photo credit: Courtney)|
Days 16 PM-18 - Started to recover... Spent the rest of my 2.5 days in the cities with my siblings and their families... This was the first time that we were all together in many many years (probably since Kristen's wedding about 3 years ago). In being home this time, I was able to see two of my sister's pregnant (something I have never seen in the past) and be amazed at how quickly the little kids had grown! I was hoping the one sister who is 38 wks along would have had her baby during while I was out there, but that was not meant to be (will be waiting to hear in the coming weeks)! We went to the MOA and the attraction formerly known as Underwater World. We made it to two of my aunts homes, and even got to visit with a great aunt and uncle during this time. Day 18, I flew home and was so happy to see Pete & Hondo again! :)
|Sibs and niece at Underwater World... first time together in years (photo credit: Courtney)|
Hope your week is going well! :)