Christmas Day grilling and in the snow! What a trooper:
Santa really was good to us this year:
Do my friends know me or what?!:
a lil Christmas morning snowfall. That's all:
We decided to start a new tradition along with the ones that we already started. We always enjoy some mimosas, open a present and watch a Christmas movie, but this year, we added a little game action to the mix. Matt always has beginner's luck:
Right after Christmas, we planned a last minute ski trip to Gatlinburg, TN. It was AWESOME. Not the best ski runs i have ever seen, but a beautiful getaway in the mountains no less:
driving thru the mountains:
i was in Narnia for Christmas:
But for real:
our view from our mountain getaway:
nothing like the holiday stress of cooking a full Christmas meal. While i cooked for two days solid, this is the only thing i documented b/c the marshmellows looked perfect. Tasted it too. I made popovers, eggs, bacon and coffee for breakfast. Turkey, Sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, dressing, apple-cranberry pie, Mayberry Salad and tea for lunch. Then i quit cooking for the rest of the year. Below: the perfect marshmellows of sweet potato casserole:
We are still decorating and buying furniture for our upstairs game room/bonus room. Right now we have every single toy that Davis owns along with a desk and a laptop. So cozy. But Buggy loves The Polar Express and so there is nothing like a little snuggle time while checking out this Christmas locomotive:
This is crochet man. This is his FAVORITE thing i would venture to say in the world. Nothing like a little lovie to soothe you to sleep on a road trip:
"I JUST WANT TO PLAY IN THE SNOOOOOOOW"
Gatlinburg, TN: The Town that crowned Dolly:
Santa really loves me. My favorite Christmas gift:
Very cool necklaces that Matt found me for Christmas. They are on scrabble tiles!
Ahhhhhhh, Mayberry Salad. a Lewis/Cox tradition. I cant give you the recipe but i do not lie when i say that it will change your life:
I grew reeeeeeeally tall over Christmas:
This is the Apple-Cranberry Pie i was telling you about. Best. Pie. Ever. Make it and tell me how much you love it. I did use some of the suggestions below the recipe:
This might be my favorite picture ever:
What Christmas is complete without cookies for Santa?