Thursday, December 22, 2011

Home for Christmas Update

After being home for a week, I thought it was high time I did a blog post and updated ya'll on what I've been up to.

The plane ride to the States wasn't bad, but it was soooo long. Almost 12 hours on one flight is too much. I didn't have any problems though and ordering the vegetarian meal was an awesome idea. Not only was I one of the first served each service, but the food was really good. Although I did feel gypped when I got fruit for dessert and everyone else was getting chocolate brownies or chocolate mousse.

All that I've been doing since I've been home could be divided into three catergories: Eating, Shopping and Visiting.  I've seen almost everybody but one aunt, one of my good friends from high school and a couple of my blogger friends. I've eaten Mexican food twice and plan on eating it a few more times. I've had Starbucks, shopped at Hobby Lobby and Target and done some thrift store shopping as well.

What I haven't done is taken massive amounts of pictures. At least outside. The weather so far has been a bit rainy and when it hasn't been I've been out and about. I took a TON of pictures at one side of my family's Christmas functions and had such a good time taking silly pictures with family and just enjoying their company.

My cousin Sarah and I doing our silly faces

We had to do the usual "We Miss You Sean" sign to let know him know he was missed.

This is most of the girls in the family on my Mom's side. What makes this picture hilarious is my youngest cousin crying hysterically. She didn't have a nap that day and she was DONE.

Last night I met up with a few of my best friends from high school at our favorite Mexican food place and had a great night catching up with them and scarfing down tacos and enchiladas.

Coming up the next few days I have our annual family snack night on Christmas Eve. I'm having a devil of a time finding normal sized jalapenos for my bacon wrapped jalapenos. I also had an unfortunate cooking accident the other day when I subbed waxed paper for parchment paper and the oven started smoking. Lesson learned!

Hoping all of you are having a wonderful holiday season! I cannot wait for Christmas!


Rebecca said...

Um, yeah I've used waxed paper instead of parchment paper and the smoke and smell was awful. I learned my lesson quick. Next time I used the parchment paper and all was well.

tootie said...

Sounds like a fun trip so far! Merry early Christmas! :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

You look fantastic! Glad you are enjoying home. I love the We Miss you, Sean photo!!

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Samantha said...

I soooo miss Mexican food it's awful in Europe!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad you're having a great time at home!!!

Megan said...

Glad that you are having a great time!

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

OK...forizzle! You have so many peeps in your family that get together! I can't remember the last time I had that many people from my family get's kind of sad when you think about it. I'm so glad you're having a wonderful time with your family!