So, Brantley and I planned the menu, she made signs, the guest list, and food labels, all got dressed in "fancy dresses," and we threw a par-tay!
We had crock pot meatballs...
...Hot and Cheesy Corn Dip...
Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff put on several wonderful concerts for us, which are always welcome. :)
And then with a super mild day, we went outside for some Jeep riding, some golf lessons, and for me, some cleaning out of the car and the garage! I am on a pretty good role of de-cluttering and purging all around the house, and the garage is no exception. But more on that next week! We rounded out the day with more college football watching and more lounging. We are going to be nice and refreshed when school starts back next week!
We made sure that we did everything we could to ensure health, wealth, and prosperity in the New Year, by making a very traditional Southern New Year's Day meal of collard greens, black eyed peas and cornbread! The kids and Scott had ham too, but I was fine without it today.
It was delicious, simple, and classic, and a good way to round out all our holiday meal splurges!
As this pretty much wraps up out holiday break, I have looked back today on the past two weeks, and thought how wonderful it was to spend all this time at home with Scott and the kids. The month of December was a huge whirlwind of presents, parties, cookies, trees, and all the other things that Christmas has become, but the actual holiday and the time that we had off was all about settling down, keeping things simple, spending time together, and loving and enjoying each other. We talked, we played, we stayed up late, we snuggled, we watched movies, we (over)ate, we learned, we had a fire everyday, we sang, we danced, and we loved a lot. It was the best Christmas so far, and though I am ready to get back into our routine and into a new year, I will look back on this holiday season so fondly.
I hope you have had a wonderful week, have a fun weekend ahead of you, and I'll see you next week!