Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Week Recap

It's Sunday and my post-Christmas funk is already setting in. I spent these past few weeks preparing for the Christmas holiday and in a blink of the eye the holiday is over. These past few days have been so much fun. I really wish every day was like Christmas because despite the chaos, the time I get to spend with friends and family will always be priceless. Now every year I tell myself, "take lots of pictures documenting these memories" and then I end up being so wrapped up in the holiday cheer that I find myself putting my phone away and embracing the holidays without worrying about taking pictures. I'm glad I just live in the moment during the holidays, however I really don't have any pictures to share with any of you, whoops. 

Here is a quick recap of the past few days:
  • Tuesday night we had our annual "Cousin's Dinner". It's become a tradition over the years that at least twice a year, once during the summer and once during the holidays all of my cousins ranging in age from 10 to 30 get together with my Aunt Marge and get dinner somewhere. It's our chance to catch up since nowadays it's not uncommon that we're all in separate places. This year we went to dinner and then decided to go to a local bar to play trivia. Trivia is big in our family, we tend to make our own and we're very competitive so we didn't think twice to bring my younger cousins out to the bars to play some games. Now they weren't drinking of course, but we did name our team "Who brings kids to a bar?". Let me just say, Team WBKTAB dominated trivia! We won every round and took home numerous prizes and made so many memories in return that I think Christmas trivia will be our new tradition!
  • Christmas Eve afternoon was hectic as always. My cousins and I went to my uncles after lunch to help set up for the big dinner, play some games and tape our second Family Feud video. Did I mention we got a callback from Family Feud?! They asked us to submit another application video so they could get to know us better, fingers crossed!
  • Christmas Eve night was filled with good food, good drinks and good company. We had a huge family dinner followed by presents and games. I'm always at my uncle's till wee hours in the morning because we always lose track of time.
Patiently waiting for my dad to come home from work, yes I'm still a child on Christmas Day.
  • Christmas Day my dad always has to work till 11:00am (sigh). So my mom and I do our best to putter around the house, get breakfast ready and stare at the clock until my dad comes home and we can eat and open up presents. Post-presents, we start making our rounds. We drop in to multiple houses including my grandmas and several aunts and uncles, eating at every stop along the way! Again it was another late night staying up playing games but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
  • The day after Christmas is one of my best friends birthday so it was another day full of celebrations. We went out to the bars, which were packed and had a few (or more) drinks.
My Saturday view: Harry Potter and Misa
  • Saturday was my first day where I didn't have to leave the house so I took complete advantage of that by staying in my PJs all day and watching the Harry Potter Marathon on ABC family. It was exactly what I needed after these past few days.

Tell me about your Christmas!


  1. Those are huge packages under the tree! What did you get? :)

  2. That sounds both wonderful and exhausting!! I'm glad you had a great christmas and got a nice day to recoup!

  3. How fun!! Sounds like you had a Christmas packed with fun activities and lots of family time. I'm so bummed the holiday season is almost over... but we still have New Years!!

    xo, K

  4. Ahh, it looks like you had such a great week! I love this because it makes me remember what a great Christmas I had with my family this year. And I love the harry potter marathon thing, so awesome cause I love harry potter!

  5. That sounds like such a fun Christmas weekend! Your large family sounds like so much fun!


  6. I would die if you got on Family Feud! Hahah then I could scream at the TV and say "I KNOW HER!!!"
    I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas! :)



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