Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve Eve & Christmas Eve Day!

 It's been a great Christmas so far! I say "so far" because it's not actually over yet. We will have Christmas with my side of the family on New Year's Day, once my parents are back from Mississippi & my sister & brother-in-law are back from their honeymoon.

 Mom & Dad's Christmas Tree.

We're actually dog-sitting for my sister's dog at my parent's house. Got all that? Okay, so my parents are watching Bali while Michelle & Mike are in Italy for their honeymoon. But this week they wanted to go to Mississippi for Christmas, but they can't take Bali - he's just too big! So I came here to watch Bali. Molly, mom & dad's dog, went with them. The dogs (Fievel joined us here!) have been ANGELS. They're so cute, too!

This is Bali. He's a Cocker Spaniel. He's so sweet...and he obeys!

 My baby.

Bali is actually on the ottoman of the chair I'm sitting on here. And there's Fievel. This is how we spent most of our time here at my parents. ;)

Friday night, we went to Brad's parents to exchange gifts with just his immediate family. We had a good time & got lots of goodies!

My in-laws. They're so cute!

From Brad's sister, we got a giftcard to Plucker's (a new restaurant here in Baton Rouge) & she also got me the Mary Kay facewash & mascara... something I was super excited about because I'm in need of more but didn't have the money! Woohoo! ;)

Brad's parents got us lots of goodies & attached to each thing was a $20 bill, adding up to $100. YES! I got a soft pink blanket that i LOVE, a set of mixing bowls (all sizes), a Taste of Home cookbook, a cool magnetic kitchen cheat sheet (it has all those equivalencies, plus the amounts for doubling or halving a recipe), and a $5 gift card to Baskin Robbins. I think that's it... we got some good stuff!

For Christmas Eve Day, we went back to Brad's parents to celebrate with his mom's side of the family. She made Chicken & Sausage Gumbo & it was DELICIOUS! YUM! I think we had about 20 people over there! Good times. I only took one picture. In fact, all pictures in this post are from my iPhone. Boo. I don't know what my deal was! Oh-well.

The one & only pic from Christmas Eve. Brad's mom made Wassail, a holiday drink. It's kind of like apple cider, I guess? Full of cinnamon & other spices. It was DELISH!

Stay tuned for Christmas Day...

Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

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