Whoops, I got totally off track. We kept our tradition of making Gumbo and Cannoli's on Christmas Eve.... well I should say that Philip made it. He's a much better cook than I am. But oh my goodness, gumbo is so delicious!! He was born in Louisiana, so the gumbo is like a throwback to his old roots I think. I had never really had cajun food until we got married, but I'm definitely into it now! Also on Christmas Eve, we drove around and looked at Christmas lights, and then came home and decorated a ginger bread house. Check out this ridiculously awesome house we went and saw:
Christmas day, the kids actually slept in, which was the best present of all ;-) My Mom came over, and then we made our way downstairs and they opened their stockings, which we loaded up with all-things Ninja Turtles. We made a big, yummy breakfast, and then we tore into the rest of the presents. My kids aren't really the type to want to open them all at once. They move really slowly because as soon as they open something, they want to play with it immediately. So presents took a while... I don't think we finished until 11:00 or so. But it was kind of nice to just have a super relaxing morning and take our time with things.
Later, my sister and her family popped over for a few more presents and that was it for our Christmas. We didn't plan any meals (other than breakfast), so for dinner, we got Chinese takeout. Just keepin' it classy guys.
How was your Christmas!? What was your favorite dish/dessert? What was the best gift you received?