Friday, December 31, 2010
The Holiday Hussle
We headed back to Columbia that night and set out our presents for each other before heading to bed. In my family, we always get up at 5am on Christmas morning....Ben's family tends to wake up a little later, haha. Ben made me promise not to wake him before 7am so at 7 on the dot, he was shaken awake! We opened our presents while Riley gnawed on a big rawhide from Santa. After presents, we made breakfast together, which was french toast, bacon, eggs, and scrapple (for me....Ben hates the stuff). It was quite a different Christmas than the ones we were both used to. It was a lot quieter for me and a lot earlier for Ben!
Riley, Ben, and I headed over to the Alvarez's house for presents and my parents and brother joined us for a Christmas feast of steak and lobster tails! The Hills then joined us at our little apartment for even more gifts! Our Christmas day ended with watching Despicable Me on Ben's new Blu-ray player.
On Tuesday, we celebrated Christmas with my mom's side of the family. Ben wasn't able to go due to work but I went and had a great time with the Ecks, Hills, Talleys, Semchenkos, Higgs, and Mowells! ( Think I got everyone!) Still more great presents and I got to meet my cousin's baby, Easton, for the first time! He's a real cutie but I wasn't able to hold him since I was getting over a cold. Next time though!