Happy Day After Christmas! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas yesterday. I completely logged off and just focused on spending time with my family.
We were up by about 8 a.m. yesterday and opening presents. We’ve tried to scale back Christmas, since the Hubby and I are older and we really don’t need or want lots of gifts. But I have to say that I did get a few cools things, including:
A GARMIN!! Woohoo. My mom had asked a while back what I wanted and I said that was really the only thing I could think of. The funny thing was that the hubby got me one as well! (Love you Hubby!) He didn’t know I had told my mom about wanting one and he read on my blog about my Garmin dreams and bought me one too! So I technically got two Garmins this Christmas!
Then my parents also got me a water bottle for work. I’ve been needing one desperately.
Kleen Kanteen is all stainless steel – so BPA-free (no inner liner that could potentially be problematic) and it’s dishwasher safe. Mine is 40 oz. – I’ll probably drink 2-3 of these a day. 🙂
After we opened our presents, my mom whipped up a quick breakfast of mini cheese, egg and spinach baby Quiche, with sides of bacon and English muffins.
After breakfast the Hubby and I headed to the 11:30 a.m. mass. We took a quick photo before we left.
The 11:30 a.m. mass is the way to go. It wasn’t crowded at all!
After mass, we headed back home and relaxed a bit before some more family came over for dinner. My mom made Murphy a nice little red sweater for Christmas, but I think she underestimated how big he is. It ended up being pretty tight and Murph didn’t like it.
See how he bulges at the bottom? Poor Mr. Murph.
Our family came over around 3:00 p.m. and we ate dinner around 4-4:30. It was delicious, this was my plate.
Two pieces of beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad (which is like coleslaw), and broccoli and cauliflower casserole. It was all yummy.
After dinner we played a few games: LCR and Screw Your Neighbor.
Has anyone else played these games?
They are a ton of fun. I lost badly at LCR, but won twice at Screw Your Neighbor. They are really easy for everyone to learn and quick to play.
I also snacked on some Christmas cookies and had some banana cream pie, but completely forgot to take any photos. I sipped on red wine throughout the night as well. It was so much fun and such a wonderful holiday.
This was a pretty short post, but I have to run some errands today with my mom, start laundry and get some stuff together for the party tonight. I really wanted to take my Garmin for a run, but it’s pretty gross here. Snow, sleet and freezing rain would make for a very dangerous run. Maybe tomorrow it will be cleared up a bit and I can go for a quick run before we head back to the city.
But, I’m soo excited to see a bunch of our friends tonight! One of my best friends (Lauren) will be there. I ran the marathon with her and my mom framed one of our “finish” photos for both of us. I’ll have to give her hers tonight.
How cute were we? We held hands as we crossed the finish and we were both pretty much about ready to cry.
So that was my Christmas upstate. I hope everyone else had a wonderful day yesterday!
Sounds like a great day!!! I got a Garmin too, well kind of… it hasn’t arrived in the mail yet. I cannot wait to get it and try it out! I am so sick of having to log on to mapmyrun to figure out how far I went and am bad about always keeping track of exactly when I start & finish.
I also got a new stainless water bottle too!
That picture is awesome! I held hands with my hubby when he finished his first half marathon. Cheesy but it just seemed like the thing to do. 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!
Yay, I got a Garmin too!
I LOVE that picture of you guys crossing the finish line! The expressions on your faces are priceless
You and your hubby are adorable! Love the marathon finishing pic. And YAY for the new garmin- and the new kleen kanteen.
The weather in upstate was horrendous today. Bri and I started out for our 3.5 miles today and about 2 miles in it started sleeting. Gotta love it!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
Merry (belated) Christmas, Lindsey! Congrats on the Garmin scores! For some reason, that picture of Murphy in the sweater made me laugh out loud. He doesn’t look like the happiest of campers in that garb. It is cute though!
The food all looks lovely (especially those breakfast muffins.) Glad you had a wonderful time with family!
Yay for getting a Garmin! Hopefully you get to return one and basically get Christmas money. Sometimes dupicate gifts are cool…
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