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Family Christmas Weekend

Family Christmas Weekend

Now that my parents are back in NC and my cousin and her husband live in Greensboro, I thought it would be fun for us to have a “family Christmas”.  The weekend of the 15th worked best for everyone so the ladies started planning.  Matt and I provided the turkey and we split up the side dishes.

Everyone arrived at our house around 1:00 pm on Saturday.  Matt already had the turkey in the fryer and I was just about done making the rolls.  We stood around and talked for a while and then mom started pushing people to open gifts.  My dad had carried a large box into the house but I had no idea what it was or who it was for.  Mom told me it was for me and Matt (but mostly me) and to open it.  I was super surprised to find a 3 ft tall nutcracker in the box!  WOO HOO!  Last year I decided I wanted to start collecting them and then a few weeks ago mom and I saw one and I mentioned how cool it would be to have one beside the fire place.  🙂  (PS I’m on instagram set to private but you add me I will accept – aukelly)

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After we opened our gifts, we started cooking dinner.  We planned it perfectly and the turkey was cooked and cooled just about the time the side dishes were finished.

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I’m not super crazy about my table setting.  I think it needed *more* but I love the reindeer I found at Home Goods after Thanksgiving.  My plates were from the dollar store a few years ago and I found red placemats at Wal-Mart on Friday.  I used ornaments I had laying around for a project as place cards for everyone.

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All in all I think everyone had a wonderful time.  It was great to see my cousin and her husband for a few hours since Matt and I will head to the beach on Christmas day.

thanksgiving fam

 

~k

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