Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Merry Peterson Christmas

Oh, hey there. Soooo...whoops. Sorry its been so long y'all! I'm mostly writing on here again for three reasons...

1. One of my New Years Resolutions is to blog more because I like pictures and writing so why not, right?
2. I need to be better about writing in my journal so I figured that this works basically the same. Can I get an amen?!
3. My RSP (relief society president), L. Flo (Lauren Flores), reaaaalllyyyy wants me to and I love her so here I am. This is for you boo!

So many things have happened since I last blogged but here are just a few Christmas updates with cute pictures! Yesterday was December 25th, 2015 otherwise known as Christmas as some of you may know... It was the first Christmas that my whole family has been together in about four years. So that was pretty monumental in itself. It was also my first Christmas home from my mission and it felt so good to be around family again for the most wonderful time of the year. 

Me, Jenna holding baby G, Jessyka & Oma Vest

  OKAY baby overload time. #sorrynotsorry #auntielife

Claire & Autumn in their Christmas Outfits
Claire & Autumn

I was able to meet my two month old nephew, Gordon (Baby G), for the first time. What a squish.
Claire, Me & Autumn 
For our Christmas Eve dinner we eat all sorts of appetizers like chips and homemade salsa (thanks dad!), taquitos, shrimp, mozzarella sticks and homemade sushi (thanks dad!)

Every Christmas Eve we watch Albert Finney's "Scrooge" per my father's request. This kid/line is a classic inside joke with my family.

Back in the 90's when my family lived in California my parent's friends hosted an annual Christmas breakfast where they had an open house type deal. When we moved to Pennsylvania in November of '97 my parents thought that it would be a great way to meet new people so they decided to start their own Christmas breakfast. 2015 marks the eighteenth year!

Christmas Dinner
Mmm Christmas Dinner: Prime Rib, Cheesy rolls (not pictured because I had already eaten it. See that little plate with crumbs on it?), Garlic mashed potatoes, Asparagus and salad (also not pictured because.. hunger.)
"As the Christmas season envelops us with all its glory, may we, as did the Wise Men, seek a bright, particular star to guide us to our Christmas opportunity in service to our fellowman. May we all make the journey to Bethlehem in spirit, taking with us a tender, caring heart as our gift to the Savior. And may one and all have a joy-filled Christmas." -President Thomas S. Monson

Merry Christmas! xoxo