Christmas 2012

We had a lovely, lovely Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, Hunter and I went to his parents' house.  His brother cooked dinner and it was AMAZING. We also exchanged gifts with his family.  It was a great time!

I worked a 12 hour overnight shift on Christmas Eve, but it was a very calm night.  In some ways it can be fun to work on a holiday; it's a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

When I got home Tuesday morning, I did some prep for the dishes I was making for Christmas dinner, then took a nap for about 3 hours.  When I got up I finished the two dishes and then Hunter and I loaded up and went to my parents' house.

This is one of the dishes I made. Very simple, very good.

Potatoes baked in Chicken Broth, Garlic and Butter, SO GOOD!  They get crispy on the bottom but stay fluffy inside. Chocked full of flavor. - Click image to find more Food & Drink Pinterest pins

My sister, niece, niece's husband, and their daughter Hayleigh were there.  We had another delicious meal and then exchanged gifts with them.

This is the main gift we got Hayleigh for Christmas.
It lights up & plays music.
She LOVES it!

all those gifts and all this girl wanted was car keys!
it's like she's a teenager already!

Then it was time to pick up my kids from their dad.  We came home and they opened their gifts.  Tim's friend came over and hung out too.  The kids loved their gifts (except the ring I got Elayna is too small.  I was bummed.  I'll just exchange it though!).
I took zero pics.  Just didn't even think about it.  I was operating on very little sleep, in my defense.  I was OUT by 9pm!

I was off Christmas Night.  Then on the day after Christmas, we went to my parents' house so they could give the kids their Christmas gifts.  I was scheduled to work Wednesday night, but I ended up getting called off due to having a low patient count.  I am SO totally okay with that!  More time to relax at home with my loves!
Made this for dinner:

Very VERY yummy!!!!
It's been nice and warm, the kids were wearing shorts today.  I love Florida!  
Now I'm off to enjoy my unexpected night off by SLEEPING. 

I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas 
and were able to relax and enjoy it!  


Lisa said...

It sounds like you just had a wonderful Christmas! and such a cute baby!!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your Christmas celebrations sound perfect. So glad you had such a nice time and some great meals.
Happy New Year!

Tami said...

I live practically next to Philly and have never heard of Philly Cheesesteak Peppers. lol
The potatoes look absolutely yummy!

Jill said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! I am so trying those philly steak pepper thing. My mental picture of me eating them is delightful. Happy New Year!