A Great Christmas!

It was worth every hour traveled and every penny spent to get back to Boise for Christmas. There is truly nothing like being home for the holidays.

576 I realize now that I won’t always have the luxury to jump on a plane and go home for every major holiday, so I made sure to soak up as much family time as possible over the past 2 weeks I was home.

Our Christmas eve tradition [“wine at nine”] went off without a hitch. Dad and I had full glasses of red to kick off a lasagna cooking extravaganza at the wee hours of 9:00 am.

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By 4:00 pm our house was full of family and our mouths were watering from the sweet smells of lasagna.

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Games were played, gifts were opened and fun times were had by all.

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Christmas morning held another fun cooking tradition that I will share with you tomorrow. It’s not of the healthy kind either, but goes back to my Italian roots.

On Christmas Night we warmed up by drinking a few of mom’s homemade hot buttered rums before visiting the Gardens A Glow.

Which was a great time if I do say so myself.

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They turned the Botanical Gardens into a winter wonderland of lights. It was truly breathtaking!

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Even J. Alabama had a great time! We were so happy to be able to spend our first married Christmas back in Boise surrounded by family and friends.  390777_10150474125904166_620514165_8434555_1140174338_n

It was truly a blessed Christmas.

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As of Monday evening, we arrived back in Georgia and are resuming life as normal over here. I’m excited to get back to my normal running routine and looking forward to a whole new year of awesome!

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9 thoughts on “A Great Christmas!

  1. So happy you had such a great Christmas! I love the light show. I need to find something like that around here for next year. I know it exists!

    I am hearing about a lot of families who do lasagna for Xmas… and they all have Italian roots. Have you guys always done lasagna? I think that is so cool!

  2. You had a great Christmas Linzi!

    I love the lights in the botanic gardens, must have felt like you were in a fairtytaile.

    I look forward to a great 2012 for you too and follow your blog next year.

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