The tree is trimmed. The Irish Cream has mingled. And I’ve mastered the secret family peanut brittle recipe! (for those of you who don’t know, its not the sticky, rock hard variety you buy in the store). Are we there yet?
I think I did pretty well this year. I didn’t over spend and I only ended up with a few extra stocking stuffers that probably didn’t need to be purchased. My cards turned out pretty darn cute, if I don’t say so myself, and my husband even helped me decorate them with glitter glue!
I’m looking forward to being home in Colorado with my family and partaking in our annual traditions: looking at the lights around the city, finding new pj’s under the tree on Christmas eve, opening our stockings Christmas morning, and eating “monkey bread” with our coffee. I’m not particularly looking forward to traveling, but hopefully the weather and flights will cooperate.
Since my husband is joining in the festivities this year, we are treating him to his family’s “Breakfast Casserole” along with our carb-alicous monkey bread. I’ve also added in a mandatory dinner out at a local mexican restaurant so we can get our “authentic green chili” on. Hopefully the New Belgium Brewery or the Odell Brewing Company will be open for a tasting. And we’ll definitely watch a local Broncos game on t.v. (and cheer them on whether they are losing or not!).
I hope you all enjoy your holiday celebration with your families, practicing old traditions or creating new ones. Take a moment to relax and be thankful for time with your loved ones. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!