and I haven’t blogged anything yet!!! So let me change that today.
Holiday Season was great. The overflowing food & alcohol is actually taking its toll now. I gained about 4 lbs and I’m devastated!! Today, I’m just sore all over cuz I’ve been working out religiously this week to undo this shameful weight gain.
Christmas, I went to my sister’s house. She’s my only family in Michigan so I go there every year and I always bring my boyfriend (Ryan) with me. And we always have to go to my sister’s house first and then Ryan’s parents’ house after cuz they always have their’s later than my sister’s.
Not to be bias but I prefer my sister’s take on Christmas festivity vs Ryan’s family. There’s quite a few factors why I say this and I will only elaborate 2 things. (1) My sister really gets into the Holiday decorating. Every corner has some type of Christmas symbol or figurine (2) She makes a ton of good food man! from scratch! I don’t think she ever sleeps Christmas Eve. So hands down I love spending Christmas at my sister’s! Cuz she puts a lot of handwork on hers.
At my boyfriend’s?? Nah! I don’t even wanna go there. LOL! But I’m pretty sure Ryan would agree with me though.
So here are some of the pics from that day at my sister’s:
The presents! The green box with marker writing is our present for my sister. It’s her Christmas Birthday present cuz her birthday is 5 days after Christmas. So it’s been a tradition that we do it that way also known as the lazy way.
Cute little metal tree and view of her backyard. I was quite bummed that we didn’t have a white Christmas. I know 2010 we had a white Christmas. I mean that would be the only time that I actually wish for a foot of snow but it didn’t happen. Ugh!
Ham & Turkey
Turkey is my least favorite meat. So Thanksgiving is also my least favorite Holiday. lol. But, this Turkey that she made for Christmas was the BOMB!! The flavors were just different. It wasn’t… dry? I don’t know. It was just simply delish! My sister is just naturally a good cook period.
L – R Her sis-in-law made Sea Food Pasta Salad (freaking GOOD!), your generic veggie tray, LUMPIA (Filipino egg rolls), Pancit (Filipino Lo Mein) & rolls
The CULPRIT!! OMG! This Cherry Cheesecake was irresistible. I don’t think you are human if you can say NO to this. Look at me! I’m drooling writing a caption about this thing. I’m pathetic!
You know what. That’s enough food pictures. Its midnight & I’m having this bad cravings!! Really bad.
So anyway, overall I had a very good Holiday Season. Although my checking account was on life support with all that gift shopping. I think on my part I was a bit too generous. I wasn’t scrimping on gifts. I had good gifts for everyone and it was worth it. Nothing like the feeling of seeing someone so happy after opening their present. It’s a priceless feeling surprising someone and making them really happy. I know it’s not all about material things but to me it’s just good to give someone what they want.
Here are some of the gifts that I bought:
COACH iPad case for my niece. My sister’s daughter. I love her to death especially now that she’s 14 and experimenting with make-up and starting to be so conscious about fitness & diet. Alright that’s another blog post. lol.
COACH cross body purse for my Mom. She said she needed a new one cuz her old go-to cross body purse is falling apart so I found this one for her which happened to be a very good buy. This was an EPIC bargain!! I mean for the books bargain!
And gifts for my bosses & another co-worker. Our gift exchange was very touching and memorable. It involved some tears and lots of group hugs. Quite an emotional moment but it was just beautiful. So that’s another blog post. lol. It was just a great feeling to be working with good people.
So basically that’s my Christmas. I received a lot of gifts. Some were really interesting but I loved all of it. Every year I am thankful for Ryan, my family and friends. So, ‘Til the next Christmas! (if the Mayan Prophecy is wrong. lol)