Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Travelogue

Get ready for this folks, it's doozy...

Day 1: Christmas Eve
  • Drove to Youngsville to see the family + Nanny Johnson
  • Stayed up late with Daddy watching Christmas Vacation

Day 2: Christmas Day
  • Woke up early and open presents. Just like before I became a married grown-up.
  • Enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner, courtesy of mi padre.
  • Drove to Concord for Christmas II.

Day 3: Concord Christmas
  • Woke up extra early and spent the entire day opening presents, breaking for breakfast and snacks along the way. (I must say that my first Christmas experience with the Castrodale clan was extremely fun.)
  • Showered and ate ANOTHER fantastic Christmas dinner.

Day 4: The Bowl Game
  • Thanks to Laura, Andrew and I got tickets to see the Tar Heels play in the Bowl Game in Charlotte. Despite the loss, we had a great time.

Day 5: Black Mountain Christmas
  • Let the madness begin!
  • Witnessed and participated in the first (maybe annual) family talent show for Nanny and Papa - also known as Nanny and Papa's Family Christmas Roadshow. A few highlights: Singing the Juno song with Tyler, Merrit's stand up routine and my parents as Sonny and Cher.
  • More eating.

Day 6: RELAXATION (are you still with me?)
  • Spent a few hours wandering around Montreat.
  • Pinto beans and cornbread for dinner - one of my Black Mountain favorites!
  • Brainstormed million dollar ideas with Mike and Mir.

Day 7: RELAXATION, pt 2
  • Gave Nanny a break from cooking and went out to lunch.
  • Went to my favorite childhood park.
  • Went shopping with Mir while Andrew napped.

Day 8: Happy New Year!
  • Left Black Mountain for Charlotte to ring in the new year at Aunt Rita's.
  • Laughed and laughed and laughed.

Day 9: Homeward Bound...
  • ...where we undecorated and then crashed from all of the Christmas craziness.

Bottom line? Our first Christmas was absolutely perfect.

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