This was a beautiful Christmas Season for Dave and me!

Christmas time is the best time of the year! I have had the last 11 days off from work, and Dave is finished with classes until Jan. 17th!

Well, we went to Chapel Hill, NC over Christmas to spend the holiday with family. Dave's mother, Elaine (whom I love dearly), invited us to stay with her. We had a wonderful dinner of beef roast with potatoes and carrots, followed by exchanging of gifts. I will say that the serenity misting fountain was my favorite gift!
Blue Misting Fountain

Then we headed over to my sister Sheryl's place to spread Christmas cheer! We were fortunate enough to catch my whole maternal extended family at one place this year!

1. My mom, Debbie
2. My sister Sheryl, her husband David, and our nephew Brandon.
3. My brother Tim, his wife Brenda, our two nieces Ashley and Erica, and our nephew Justin.

Dinner at Sheryl's consisted of spiral sliced ham, lasagna, potato salad crackers and cheese, followed by homemade cherry pie and apple pie, homemade chocolate truffles, and pumpkin roll. We had a wonderful time exchanging gifts, eating, laughing, joking and talking.
Then Ashley and Erica introduced Dave and me to a game called Pit.
We both woke up with a sore throat from all the yelling!

Pit! card game.

What can I say except that we really enjoyed every minute we were able to spend with family, and the fact that this was our first Christmas as a "married" couple. I hope we have many more years ahead of us together.

It didn't end with Christmas though. My birthday is Dec. 28th, so we celebrated that doing one of the things that I like doing the most. Thrift store shopping and eating Teriyaki Chicken from Japan Express.

To be continued tomorrow......


dr. larry said...

Hey IT, the funniest way to play PIT is to hold a card from each commodity...after 15 minutes of no one winning, the other players start looking at you kinda funny...mmwwahahaaahaaaa

Island Tiffiney said...

Great Idea, especially playing with two 15 year old girls!!! I bet it will take them longer that 15 minutes to figure it out, they both seemed to just LOVE the yelling part!!!! Thanks for stopping by Larry :)