So This is Christmas

We started off the morning with German pancakes. In Mj's family they ate them every Christmas morning before presents. His mom was with us this year so that's what we did. He whipped them up, we ate and then it was time for presents.  Mj done good.  He's really good at surprising me by coming up with things that I like without me having asked for it.   I fully intend on getting better at that but I've always sucked at finding gifts for people.  I got him house slippers and an Apple Gift card.  He got me two NCAA Championships Gymnastics tickets.  It's a 3 day event.  He'll go as a last resort but he's really not THAT into gymnastics.  Well, he's not into it at all.  He also got me a coach clutch in my favorite color pink and that chambray shirt from Banana Republic I had my eye on.  And Tiffany's!!! There is just something about that blue box...more on that later.

I'm wearing a Christmas gift
After presents it was time to get dressed because the plan was to hit the road for my sister's house by 10am because we had a 3 hour drive to the Palm Springs.  We took the windy road scenic route, stopped for pics and made it in 2 1/2 hours so we were there by 12:30pm.
Mom in Law and Mj
When my parents and little sister finally made it a couple hours later we had a pretty early dinner because we were all starving.  The main dish was a roast with mashed potatoes and veggies on the side.  Everything was really good.  For dessert there was Chocolate Cake and Apple Pie.
My nephew playing in one of his new toys
Keurig Coffee Maker from her husband
Then we figured it was time for DJ to get started on that mountain of presents under their tree because he was falling asleep.  He woke up real quick and was in non stop play mode until he left.  I got just what I wanted from my Secret Santa (my older sister) and we all got a little something from mom because she can't help it. 

Mi Familia! My sisters and I are wearing infinity scarves from my mom
It was a really nice day with the family.  I enjoyed every second of it and as always it went by way too fast.  My mother in law is here until Sunday.  We went to the movies yesterday and saw Flight.  I got a long overdue manicure and pedicure today which was nice.  Christmas day might be over but Christmas break is still on until the New Year and I'm really enjoying my time off.



Jasmine HellogmSunshine said...

Awww seems like a really nice Christmas - I have never been in a warm climate for Christmas so that for me would be an interesting twist to go to Palm Springs.

Whitney said...

I am glad you had a great Christmas! Your family is gorgeous and that little nephew is so adorable! MJ hooked you up with your gifts, I can't wait to hear more about that Tiffany's box! : )

middle child said...

So....might the Christmas gift you are wearing in the picture be new UGG boots?

LWLH said...

Bryan is way better at getting me gifts than I am for him, next year maybe me and you should try to think of a game plan :) Glad you had a wonderful Christmas.

Carla said...

Lovely photos. It looks like you guys had an amazing Christmas. I've been hearing a lot about that coffee maker. Kinda makes me want to start drinking it. LOL!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Look and sounds like a great Christmas!! I can't wait for you to go to the fun!!

Ameena said...

Your nephew has the most gorgeous eyes!

And MJ is super creative with his gifts...I am so impressed.

Happy New Year! I hope that 2013 is a great one for you.

Amy said...

You dad looks like the picture of health! Hope all is going well with him. Your nephew has the cutest eyes ever! All in all you have a great looking family :)

toi said...

totally agree. your nephew's eyes are super beautiful and you have such a lovely family. happy holidays

Faith said...

What a great Christmas! Love all your pictures.

You got some amazing gifts!

I love seeing pictures of your nephew and seeing how much he has grown :)

I hope you're having a great weekend!

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