Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010 Recap

Christmas went rather well, but left me feeling beat up behind some dark cold alley.  I made the bad decision to cook Christmas dinner.  Did you know it is almost impossible to cook a meal of this magnitude with a 7 month old?  Definately something I forgot to take into consideration.  Also, who was I cooking for?  My husbands dad and sister (and her 3 boys) had already had Christmas dinner earlier that day @ G-ma's house (including us I might add), so was all that cooking for my mom and dad??? 
Wait, not even my mom because she just nibbles here and there.  Too much American food makes her sick...maybe it sends her body into shock or something?  If she doesn't get her rice intake for the day, she just might faint.  It's true you know, RICE makes the world a better place :). 
So, was the 18 hour brined turkey, spiral cut ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, whiskey glazed carrots, green bean casserole, baked macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, rolls, AND apple crisp for my DAD~!?! Don't get me wrong, I love my dad, but he ain't no King ah' England!  Matt and I decided next year we're doing pizza.  I was so mad at all the food I cooked, I didn't even photograph any of it, but since I can't do a blog without a visual, I found a generic picture of "christmas dinner" on google. Nice huh?

Christian's first Christmas went great. Don't think we're bad parents, but we technically did not buy him anything.....did I just hear you gasp in disapproval?  Don't judge me!  I know some of you might be thinking, "Oh she's still mad about the 3 months of unrelenting screaming due to colic.  That's why she didn't buy that poor child anything," but you couldn't be more wrong lady.  I assume lady because the only man reading this blog is my husband...at least he tells me he reads it....Matt?!
He's 7 months old, I just felt it would be such a waste of money to buy him tons of presents he will not remember or care about,  BUT we did wrap something and let him open it for Christmas. 

Seriously, the tongue thing is out of control! Someone even
referred to him as the next Gene Simmons!  I didn't mind
it so much because I love that show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"
But this mommy does NOT want her son to be known for
"courting" thousands of women.
 My boss never even took this out of the box and by the time she remembered she had it, her son was too big for it.  I really did not know he would like it SO much.  Then again, it gives him a sense of mobility...with our assistance of course - hee hee.  The first few times he wouldn't sit down, he rode it like it was a segway!  Finally, he sat down.  Then, he started riding around in it like he was too cool for school - slouched in the seat with one hand on the steering wheel, one foot hanging outside the car.  Love that son of mine ;)

Weight Loss Journey to 30 Update: not going so well.  Believe me, the last thing I want to put is that I struggled this week...and I could put a whole list of distractions to justify my lack of exercise and increase in food intake, but I won't.  Every day is a new day and I'm just going to keep trying :)  Christmas week was just harder than I thought, but nothing that's going to keep me down! Yeah!  Is that a song or a lyric to a song?

I just think this is super funny, so I'm posting it.  "Hello Ladies"
Oh my goodness, what if he is the next Gene Simmons? LOL


Valerie said...

Cristal, you seriously crack me up.

A Big Group of Folks said...


I cook Christmas dinner every year! And thanksgiving too. It's seriously one of my most FAVORITE things to do on earth! :D You should come here next year then you won't have to cook! :D

OKC Cristal said...

so... you know, this whole tongue thing and christian... makes me think, "hmmm, yes the apple does not fall far from the tree"

i recall christian's mom and tongue jewelry...


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