I had to work Christmas Eve but was able to leave the office at 1:30. I was still feeling pretty bad so I was very excited to be able to fit in a nap before Mass. After Mass we had dinner reservations with our friends, the Gillio's.
Amelia-Ann, me, Alexandra & Sheri waiting on our table. Dinner was at Ruffino's & it was delish!! I had their signature pineapple martini & I didn't cough for hours! After dinner we had to go home & change into our pj's. We were all going to our other friends house for a PJ party & to play the White Elephant game.
Yes, that's me in front with red velvet footie pj's on! We were supposed to have hot chocolate but you know this is Louisiana & we never know about the weather. It was in the 70's so the adults had margarita's!
Me & some of the girls before we started the game.
Dean & I were up bright & early Christmas morning. There was a lot of cooking to do. Dean made seafood gumbo & fried a turkey in his oil less turkey fryer. Those things are amazing! We also had a ham, roast, broccoli rice casserole, rice dressing, cornbread dressing, cauliflower casserole, rolls, crawfish dip, pecan pie, carrot cat, Italian cream cake, chocolate cheesecake (OMG TO DIE FOR). I even contributed. I made green bean casserole & corn casserole. Everything was really good but we had way too much. It was only my parents, Dean's parents, my brother, sis-in-law, Logan & my cousin & her husband & kids. Dean & I are still eating leftovers but I'm actually enjoying it.
Logan was so fun this year! He was super excited about opening gifts.
He was waiting patiently for someone to give him something to open.
The look on my cousin Brendan's face when he realized we gave him gift cards & not an iPhone was hilarious! Well, not to him. Hehe!
My cousins Dylan & Brooke
I love this pic of Logan & Brooke. I just wish it wasn't an iPhone pic & a little clearer. Oh well.
As the family was leaving the neighbors started coming in. Everyone knew Dean was making gumbo & everyone wanted some. We had a great day. I was really bummed that I had to go to work Wednesday.