Christmas Eve AM: Trip to the Krogers.
I actually did attempt a photograph of the madness but as I was pointing my phone mid-air (like I was at a concert shaking my hips like yea) some woman ran in to me with her cart and gave me a nasty "get out of my way" talking to (MERRY CHRISTMAS NEW FRIEND!!) and I went about my business like a good little holiday procrastinator.
Christmas Eve Afternoon: The Cooking
Potato Casserole? WHAM:
Lasagna for Christmas dinner? BAM.
Chicken Enchiladas for the Homeless? THANK YOU M'AM.
(And Karl helped me roll all those eeeeenchhheeladas. Christmas Eve bonus points for him.)
Christmas Eve Night: Party Under the Broadway Bridge
Our nephew Simeon was in town and came to help:
I'm happy to say that we passed out all our sleeping bags, gloves, socks, scarves and food. It was amazing.
Christmas Day AM:
We skyped with my parents and sister. Here is a screen shot of mom opening the gift I sent her. (P.S. I love you Internet.) Then we received a call from Simeon (shown above) at 8:45 in the a.m. saying that they'd been waiting for HOURS and could we please hurry? Christmas Day AM continues with some gift opening and a gorgeous breakfast and lunch with a full table:
Christmas Day PM:
FAMILY NAP TIME. I do not have a photo but it was GLORIOUS. Then we headed out of the city to Karl's dad's house where Karl received a shotgun (excuse me, a RIFLE) from his dad. As Nate would say "NO NO NOT SCARY" when things are very, very scary.
Christmas Evening: Home!! I made Christmas dinner! It wasn't exactly a typical Christmas meal but I had such a great time cooking and hosting. We had some family and some friends without family in town over.
We ended the evening with a little "Christmas Vacation" watching! HA!
Let me know if you put up a Holiday Recap and I'll link it here.