Well, one of the best things about having grown up kids is that you get to have mimosas while you open presents on Christmas morning.
Everyone seemed happy with their gifts, and we had our usual Christmas breakfast of egg and sausage casserole (a la Barbara), cranberry cake, and fruit salad. After vegging out in the afternoon for a few hours, we headed over to Bethesda to my cousin Bob's house for dinner. Carol and Bob had a great dinner of ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, and I made the old family favorite chocolate icebox pudding for dessert. It was great to all be together on Christmas Day. Jackson was leaving the next morning for Florida, where he will play in a soccer tournament this week, so he was pretty excited about that.
|Working on the Christmas puzzle (thanks Nancy!)|
Walt did manage to convince a lazy Julia to go for a run in the afternoon.
|Loading up our plates|
|Christmas dinner 2012|