Christmas has come and gone and 2013 is here! Crazy how time flies, right?
This year I had a pretty unconventional Christmas. With my sister working horrendous hours in her first year as a resident, our Christmas was dwindled down a lot from the previous years.
Christmas Eve was spent on my mom's couch watching her prepare amazing food while cuddling with my pups in front of a Pawn Stars marathon. Finally, my sister arrived and we ate Pizzelles over coffee and caught up until she fell asleep. I obviously stayed up to watch Teen Mom. Nothing says "Happy Birthday Jesus!" like unwed mothers.
The next day we woke up early because Santa had come! My night was spent rolling around with two dogs in a twin-sized bed, so coffee was totally necessary. Then, I opened a box, and suddenly...I was awake!
Of course, our family and friends joined us for a delicious Italian family dinner. We ate, and drank wine, and drank wine, and drank wine. You get it. My dad took at least five family members on what I like to call "The Tree Tour". My dad presents his pride and joy Christmas tree and Hallmark ornament collection. This tour takes at least an hour. More depending on how much wine he has consumed.
After a wonderful night of fun and family I was off to Florida for more fun, sort of. The weather was cold and after a few days at the Universal theme parks, I was ready to head home for New Years.
New Years was spent with my best friends. We hit up a few parties, and rang in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest of course. The next day we enjoyed the traditional pork, sauerkraut (which I, of course, buried one tiny bite of in my mashed potatoes--only because it's good luck!) and mashed potato dinner with family.
All in all, I spent my last days of 2012 surrounded by the family and friends that mean the most to me. With that, there is no way 2013 can't be a fabulous year! I am looking forward to it.
Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you and yours.