The gifts ranged from silly to serious, and I was content with what I took home. I'll have to make some lil' pies to test it out.
After that, we played a game I'd never heard of called Left Right Center. It's a money game, so it's right up my alley. Everyone started with three dollars, then three dice go around a circle and people take turns rolling. You have to do with your dollars what it says on the dice, either pass to the left, right, center, or keep your dollars. The person with the last dollar at the end (after all of the other dollars have been "lost" to the center) wins all of the money in the pot. We played three times, and Tim and I were so close one of them!
Then Tim and I stopped to see lights in Clearwater on our way back home. One particular house near where Tim grew up was decked in lights, and their snow village was impressive. They put it out for people to enjoy. My mom collects snow village houses, and I want to start as well!
Stockings were first! My mom always took pride in filling stockings with unique and fun items, so I wanted to continue that tradition in our family. I put into Tim's running socks, an Amazon gift card, a few pieces of candy, some mint "coal" I picked up at Trader Joe's, a running shirt, movie gift cards, wasabi peas, and a few other things that I'm blanking on now! He enjoyed it though.
My stocking picture is stuck on his phone not where I am right now. He did well too!
These are my gifts from Tim; he wrapped them himself.
I took a picture of all my goodies of the day later on. After opening gifts, Tim made cinnamon rolls. I always give him a hard time because he doesn't cook, so on Christmas he decided he was going to make these. They turned out well. Here is the recipe he followed.
Though not our cutest, we had to take a picture by the tree on Christmas morning.
I headed out for a run (can't forego fitness even on holidays) and then cooked stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and shaved brussels sprouts to go with the ham and cranberry sauce I'd already gotten. I'm so pleased with the results, so I'll share my two creations in a separate post.
Here are all of my goodies. I'm so excited with everything. Tim got me Toms, a phone case, an ifitness belt, a Coach keychain, and a Coach phone holder. For Tim's family we picked names and his dad drew mine. He got me the lululemon skirt that I asked for and two pairs of running socks. And Tim's mom got me the Stella & Dot elephant scarf and a running log! I can't wait to track all my runs in 2013.
I had to finish up this post at my parents' house in Tennessee, and we just finished up our Christmas! I scored big here too and will share about our Christmas later! I am so thankful for my family and all that we are blessed with. It's been great to be able to see everyone in such a short time.
How was your Christmas? How many groups did you celebrate with?
What was your favorite gift that you received?
What was your favorite gift that you gave?