Christmas didn't really feel like Christmas this year. It never really does when we're not around family, participating in all the usual traditions. There was something to be said for not having to travel around that time and for things being a little less hectic. It definitely can be crazy visiting home at that time of year. And it was fun to just be me and Tanner - although it would have been a lot more fun if I didn't have to work. I feel like that comes with the job territory and I'm happy to have worked then and New Years so I can more easily avoid it next year :) So yeah - I had to work Christmas Eve and Day. I got off a little early Christmas Eve and then didn't go in till 11 the next morning. So first of all, we slept in! Then we did presents. Man. I needed to shower before so I could be ready for work but these pictures turned out down right scary. Maybe it's the pregnant face. Hard to tell. Don't look too close :)
After fun presents - we ate the my family tradition of Aebleskiver's. Little Danish round pancakes that are fun to cook and eat AND delicious!
Breakfast was yummy but the morning ended way too fast. Work was a lot busier than it should have been on a Christmas. I got festive and Tanner was embarrassed for me.
Carb city. Woah. But yummy and good and not a bad work day. I had desires of trying to make a fancy dinner but Christmas Eve and Day were ruined by work, so Tanner picked up the $26/lb hunk of meat a few days early for me and we had a nice dinner the Friday after Christmas. I think it turned out better than I was expecting myself to do. But I committed the one sin I had sworn I wouldn't do...over cooked the meat. Just a smidge. Tanner even bought me a meat thermometer to avoid said catastrophe - but I stuck it in a little too late. Oh well. It still tasted like awesome meat and overall I think it was yummy. At that price, though - I won't be practicing again any time soon!