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Friday, December 26, 2008

Holiday Madness!!!

I am back, I know you all missed me as I missed you! Happy Friday! The past two days have been full of good tidings and joy!!! Let me just recap some of the highlights of our Christmas.

Christmas Eve House #1

The Trujillo’s Celebrate Christmas with some yummy Mexican favorites, Tamales, Enchiladas, Ham, Chicken Taquitos and rice and Beans.

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My yummy plate included a Tamale, piece of ham, and one taquito, with a little rice. I also had on yummy diet coke and rum!

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Considering that all I had all day was a bowl of oatmeal, I was suprisingly satisfied and did not over eat!!!

The Trujillo Clan

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My Nephews first time being able to open his OWN gifts ( I took like a million pics of him, he’s just so DARN cute!).

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The Hubby and I

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Christmas Eve House #2

The Clasby Family celebrates the Holidays with Pasole,and more tamales!!! If you haven’t had this you must.

I just had one bowl, and a tortilla. I also had about 4 oz of wine and a lot of water!!!

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My Beautiful Mom and I 

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My Aunts

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Cousin Raquel kickin butt in darts!

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I WON THIS IN our Secret Santa game! I am so excited I have always wanted one of these!

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CHRISTMAS MORNING AT MOM AND STEP DAD’S

Hubby and woke up around 7am opened our presents and stocking from Santa, and then headed over to my Mom’s for Christmas Breakfast and more presents! Hubby spoiled me this year, I can’t wait to show you all that he blessed me with. I ll share some of the  did get me a set of REALLY GOOD KNIVES!!! I think I might be one of the only wives that asks for knives for Christmas. lol

Mom makes yummy Belgian WAFFLES

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While I work on the eggs.

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Family enjoying breakfast.

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The boys

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The girls

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The whole Family! Four Brothers, one brother in law, one sister, one sister in law, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, Mom and Dad.

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My Adorable Nieces ( I love watching little kids open presents).

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Hubby got a GARMIN!!! This is a funny story. After we opened our presents at our house I told hubby I am sorry that I couldn’t get him what he REALLY wanted, but maybe next year. But I was being a little sneaky girl because I had saved the best present for last!!! I had my Mom hide it under her tree so that when we got done with opening presents at her house there would be this one no-name gift from Santa to Matt (hubby). He WAS SO SURPRISED! He didn’t know that I had gotten a bonus at work, so I was able to go out and get him it!!!

As you can see I was enjoying all the opening with my new mug and coffee!

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Christmas Morning at Dad’s

MORE FOOD!!! Menudo and Ham! I had too much here, I just love homemade tortillas!!! I don’t eat the Menudo meat, last year I found out that it’s the inlining of a cows stomach, GROSS!

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Daddy opens his presents, Hubby and Bosco look too cute!

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The McCormick's Inaugural Christmas Dinner

Normally in our family Christmas is over around 2pm, so this year I wanted to have my Mom and Brothers over for Christmas Dinner and games. The night was wonderful. We didn’t eat dinner until around 7:30 so I had plenty of time to cook. I was smart and cooked the mashed potatoes and stuffing the day before. This was my first TURKEY!!!!

The Menu was inspired by many of the lovely blogs I follow!!

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Sandra Lee’s Cranberry Glazed Turkey

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Sandra Lee’s Brown Butter Almond Brussels sprouts

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Sweet Mashed Potatoes 

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Meghan's  Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples

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Kath's Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausage Dressing

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Campbell's Green Bean Casserole 

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If you want any of these recipes just let me know and I will send them to you!

We had some yummy sparkling wine to celebrate with as well as Cooking Lights, HELLO DOLLIES!!! ( this was the one thing I did indulge in).

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The family

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We played our new Cranium Game from my grandparents( we are all so competitive so it was sooooo fun) and everyone stayed to help clean until midnight!!!!

These past couple days have been so much fun, material presents are nice but more then that the gift of family is all that I wanted and needed this season. With Christmas over, I get kind of sad because you build everything up to this one day and then it’s all over but I am not sad anymore because I am excited about what 2009 has to offer. New Goals, New Dream, New Journeys, and New ADVENTURES!

Mini Recap of 2008

I am thankful for 2008 and all that it has taught me. I have run more races then ever, made some amazing PR’s (3:24 marathon),  qualified for Boston and became a kickboxing instructor. I have started this blog and joined a community of people that have been so inspiring and uplifting then I could have ever imagined. More then just my health goals have been met, but also we bought a home to start a family in, and hubby and I have learned some tough lessons in our marriage that have made us stronger as one. I am truley thankful for all that the Lord has given me this year, and now it’s time to set some goals for 2009….

NO WATCH TODAY!

I am relaxing and enjoying my Holiday today. Might go off for some shopping, and maybe a movie. I want to read more of my book and definitely hit the gym, I am not wearing a watch today or looking at the time AT ALL!!! No plans, means no need for time. Have you eve done that? I try and do it at least 3 times a year, it helps me to distress:) Have a great Friday everyone!!!

14 comments:

Denise said...

The dinner you made looked fabulous. Sounds like you had a great few days!!

joyRuN said...

Gorgeous family & yummy looking dinner!

Julianne said...

Your Christmas dinners look amazing! You have a beautiful family!! Ok, you and you mom look like sisters!!! Btw, I'm following you on Twitter. :-)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I can see where you get your good looks chica linda! Your mom and aunts are all so gorgeous!
I loved reading about all the different family celebrations. It looks like so much fun. How nice that you're close with your in-laws too!
Great job on your first turkey!
Rob loves menudo. :/ It's the Puerto Rican influence!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful christmas.... busy too! Great pics!

I agree with your no plans... such a great way to just enjoy the day and destress!

eatingbender said...

You have such a lovely family!! All of the celebrations sound incredible, and the food looks great! I am so happy that you had a good time.

The gift you surprised your hub with is too cute. He's a lucky guy! I hope that you enjoy your day without a watch - it's definitely something we all need to do on occasion!

just me said...

Wow!!! What an amazing dinner and Chrstimas!! Looks like you had a lot of fun and def enjoyed yourself! yay!!

ttfn300 said...

lovely food and lovely family!! what a great christmas :)

unless i'm doing speedwork, i tend not to wear a watch outside. inside kills me, cause my eyes can't turn away from the ticker!

Meghann said...

A Great Christmas recap. Thanks for sharing :)
YOu have a truly beautiful wonderful family!

I love how you started your own tradition of Christmas dinner at your house and the blogging inspired dinner. Everything looks wonderful, you truly did an amazing job. :)

Mica said...

Wow, Bobbi! It looks like you had an amazing Christmas, with so many celebrations! Thanks for sharing all the pictures of your (lovely) family.

Your year was awesome--I'm still so in awe that you qualified for Boston. I can't wait to see what you do in 2009--maybe you'll qualify for the Olympics!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Wow, what a fun time! Glad you guys had a great holiday! :D

I can't wait to also do my 2008 recap post because I have a lot to be thankful for and feel truly blessed.

I love that you printed out your menu! I didn't get to do that for Christmas but will do it for New Year's Eve for sure!

RunToFinish said...

adorable picture book of the holidays. enjoy your day without a watch

Leah said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!! As far as the knives go.. don't worry.. my fiance bought me a slow cooker and a new blender for my birthday this year!! I was in my glory!! haha!!! His work mates always tease him about that. Enjoy your rest day!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Glad you had a good Christmas!