The festivities started on Friday, with Turducken Eve. Since my brother and sister in law have been together, they have had turducken, which is a turkey stuffed with stuffing, chicken, more stuffing and duck. My sister in law is amazing and puts this whole things together - the amount of work that goes in is ridiculous, but definitely worth it. Since we got there early afternoon, we actually opened presents before eating. Jack was having a ball. He is obsessed with mowers, tractors, trucks, cars - basically anything on wheels. My parents got him pjs with different vehicles on them and he was in love. He kept carrying them around and pointing out the "car-car"s. Too cute. I never thought a little guy would be so obsessed with clothes! He also got a little John Deere mower ornament, because he loves to watch the neighbor on his riding mower. He constantly was wanting to be lifted up to the tree to see the "mow-mow". We watched Holiday Inn, one of my favorites, and just enjoyed being together.
The next day we enjoyed our normal Christmas breakfast, monkey bread. My mom also made an egg and bacon pie, which was super yummy. We played more with Jack's new toys, and he even made it outside for a few minutes to go for a ride in his new wagon from my parents. After lunch and watching White Christmas, we headed out. New Year's Eve was spent at a close family friend's house, enjoying pizza, wine, cards, and the most important - great company.
I headed back to St. Louis early Sunday morning with a full car. I don't know how it always happens - I always seem to come back with so much stuff!!! The rest of the weekend and the next day off were spent unpacking, relaxing and getting ready for the week! I actually had planned to share a weekend recap yesterday, but I got the days all mixed up and thought yesterday was going to be Sunday, as opposed to it really being Monday. Whoops! Hopefully that confusion doesn't stick with me for work today!
I hope you all had a great holiday - both Christmas and New Year's!