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    Friday, December 28, 2012



     This Christmas we spent with my fiance's family. On Christmas Eve they came over for a dinner that I prepared; I made Southwestern-Style Pulled Brisket, Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole, Biscuits and Crescent Dogs, and for dessert, Apple Pie. I will admit that the biscuits and crescents were store-bought, since I was already making several dishes it would've been too time consuming to make the breads too. Plus, when you have a 22-month-old running around, you have to make the food in stages.



       The Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole was a big hit with my mother-in-law-to-be, she even took the leftovers home with her, not that there was much left at the end of the meal.


    Aria ran around giving kisses before everyone left. When she gives one person a kiss, she has to give everyone a kiss. 


               

    Last year we had a real Christmas tree and while that was fun and I loved the piney smell, I was finding pine needles all over the house for months after we got rid of the tree. So this year we bought a pre-lit six foot tree. We had to put it on top of a table because Aria kept taking all the ornaments off the tree, this way she could only reach a couple.


               

    I found this pretty glass tree topper at the thrift store but I couldn't use it with our tree on top of the table, it was too tall for our ceiling... so I used the gold glitter star from last year.


    On Christmas Day we went over to my fiance's cousin's house for dinner. We had some delicious Mexican food, which included this pork. YUM. Unfortunately, Aria had a fever that day and was fussing/sleeping all day. 




    After eating we went back to my fiance's parents' house to open presents. Aria got a tea set and a Mulan doll from her aunt and grandparents. She loves playing with and drinking out of the tea set, although she has already scattered all the cups, saucers and spoons all over the house. Our presents for her are coming soon via mail. :]

    What did you do for your Christmas?
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