Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Recap

I'm getting terrible at remembering to take photos, especially around family events. The fact that we had a large suitcase, 3 dogs, crates, and presents to pack may have played a part in me "forgetting" the camera... but really, a big camera is just one more thing that we'll have to unpack after a long trip. So, this blog will just be a few of my favorite snippets of our Christmas, sans pictures.

It's not a secret that I hate playing games.... board games especially. I'm competitive, and I may or may not become another being altogether when playing them. BUT, there is one game that I have fun playing, and it's Pop 5 (a newer, pop-culture Cranium). It's so fun to see my family members act out, sculpt, draw, or hum something. My favorite might have just been when my very white brother-in-law decided to act out (without making ANY sounds) Bill Cosby. You might be asking yourself how, exactly, did he do this? He did the opening dance to the Cosby Show. I'll let your imagine take over now.

Two words: thumbprint cookies. Ahhhhhh, if I could only have one cookie for the rest of my life, those would be it.

My parents always get us scratch-off lotto tickets for our stockings. Usually, between all of us, someone wins it "big." This year, it was my turn. I won about $28 in total. Awesome! 

One word: slush. It's a tradition in my family to make this cold, yummy drink. It's the best tasting alcoholic drink... although it may have more sugar than alcohol, thus explaining its great taste.

My aunt came up for Christmas, and she was kind enough to make us an egg casserole. Now, I'm not an egg casserole-type gal. Most of them have soggy bread, which for a texture-person, is a deal breaker. BUT, this had no soggy bread and was DELICIOUS! What a surprising treat :)

I do believe we had a white Christmas. It snowed, and snowed, and snowed! Such a nice thing, considering in Alton, we usually just get ice. 

I hope all of you had a wonderful, memorable Christmas.


Jen S. said...

We did scratch-offs in the stockings, too. Out of a total of 16 tickets, we only won 2 free tickets. Sad.