We started our Christmas on Sunday with Hubby's family-dad, step-mom, sisters. This was at my house. We had soup. I made chicken noodle and step-mom brought chili, and we just had a lot of different finger foods in fill in around the soup. Hubby's niece had to be to work by 2 so it was all really early, which was nice. My MIL was so appreciative that I offered to host that she brought me a thank you gift and that was so sweet - a Santa figurine that I absolutely LOVE!
Monday, hubby & I went to Kearney and finished our shopping, well most of it. There were a few things that I got in town yesterday. School got out yesterday at noon and I think the girls spent the day doing nothing!
Tonight our family was asked to light the advent candles for church tonight, then, i'm hoping, we can go look at Christmas lights. We haven't done that at all yet this year! I'm hoping it can just be a nice quiet family night.
Christmas day will be at my house. My parents and hubby's sister & niece. Basically, any of our family members that don't have anywhere else to go. My mom has a turkey that we are going to fix. Hubby & I weren't planning on turkey, but mom already had it in her freezer. I've never cooked a turkey before. Hubby has fried one before, but we didn't want to mess with that. Hubby is kinda freaking out about it. He keeps saying why can't they cook it and just bring it over with them. and I'm like, cuz my mom's turkey is ALWAYS dry!! It will be fine. I looked up on the Internet some tips.
Friday, we will have my family, again at my house. Traditionally, my family celebrated on Christmas Eve and we always have lasagna. Well we've been able to keep the lasagna, but with all our different jobs -my brother works in law enforcement and my sis in a nursing home -neither of which close-we've had to jiggie around the date.
So there is my Holiday schedule. Just in case you were wondering! LOL
I work the weekend at the hospital. :(
I hope each of you have a glorious Holiday and may the spirit of Christmas be in your hearts!
Bleak But Beautiful by The Pioneer Woman
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