Today my family heads back to Houston and Michael and I make our way to Michigan. It has been a fun, slightly exhausting (blaming the pregnancy here), gluten-free filled visit with them. Speaking of, the Christmas menu went off without a hitch and I was told it was delicious (I agree, but it feels rude to toot my own horn). So here you have it, Christmas numero uno.
Mexican Train dominoes and "Holiday Inn" on Christmas Eve
Our family tradition is to make pizza on Christmas Eve.
I remembered to take a picture of our crazy looking crust, but forgot to take a picture of the finished product.
More Christmas cookies
Christmas tree on "Christmas morning"
I got a baby for Christmas! Just kidding, but I did a double take after I took this picture.
Even the kiddo made out with some schwag.
One of the things I got Michael was the game Bananagrams. We have been addicted ever since. Speaking of addiction, look what I've got on the brain once again.
Table ready to go
Last night we went to "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Biograph. If you live in Chicago, I highly recommend this show. It's the second year we've gone and it's done like an old radio show so it's not like you are just watching the stage version of the movie. It's a totally different spin on it and makes for a very fun night out. Oh, and they hand out telegrams before the show for people to fill out and they read a few aloud during their commercial breaks. Michael's was chosen, which was a really sweet and funny note to Baby K (..."being born is a once in a lifetime experience"...).
So that's it for Christmas number one! We now move from our quiet little five person Christmas to a house with six adults, two kids, and two dogs, not to mention the two parties we'll attend that will be attended by his 100+ family members. Considering how chaotic the Michigan Christmases are, I'd say there's a 90% chance I will go into labor during one of the parties, just to add to the hecticness of it all. I'll try to take as many pictures as I can because sometimes words do not do it justice. It looks like we'll be having a white Christmas as well!