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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Family Christmas Party 2008

We celebrated Christmas with my family today; we did it early because one of my stepsisters is having major surgery tomorrow and will probably be in the hospital for Christmas. It was an awesome afternoon - the kids had an absolute blast and this half of the family is pretty big (somewhere around 18 of us today), so it was a house full of smiling faces.

The funniest part of today was the turkey. First, the turkey was purchased frozen, this morning (not ideal). The plan was to deep fry it, and it took somewhere around 5 men to get this process started. I think at least three of them stood around and watched it fry at all times, and when it was all said and done - we couldn't eat it, because it hadn't thawed thoroughly before frying (the center had apparently still been a bit frozen). Thankfully all was not lost - we still had a ham and plenty of delicious food to eat.

It's now late Sunday night and I am still digesting that fabulous meal. One wonderful thing about today - it's the first day I've felt healthy in a week. That cold seriously kicked my ass!! So, the Christmas celebration was just in time - I'm back on the treadmill tomorrow (the first time in a week, my body is seriously pissed). I get to work off that cornbread stuffing I ate!

I'm kind of dreading work tomorrow - I'm still playing a lot of catch-up from being out a lot over the last two weeks with Madison and I sick - so I'm going to be buried during a week that would normally be chillaxed. I haven't figured out how to make work just disappear, but when I do, I'll let you know.

As usual, there's more pictures at Flickr.

How was your weekend, Internet?


Randy said...

I'm glad you and your family had a great day. May you get many more in the near future.

I'll be watching the mail for my gifts...

Vegas Princess said...

I'm sorry but I will never understand the need to fry a turkey. To me, not something that should be fried. Not to mention the frying contraption is highly dangerous. It is funny though that the guys couldn't get it cooked correctly. :)

Sounds like a great time and a lot of fun (despite the inedible bird)

JoeinVegas said...

The correct way is for the three observers to each have a long neck in their hand. If that part of the ritual wasn't observed then of course it wouldn't work.

That and thawing the turkey first. I'm surprised it didn't explode, there are lots of warnings about not using frozen birds.

Nik said...

Your stepsis will be in my prayers, hope her surgery goes well. Glad y'all had fun and that the turkey didn't blow up on ya. Damn, that coulda been brutal.

Alissa said...

Glad it was a good time and that you're feeling better! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!!!!!

And, try the turkey again, not frozen of course :) I swear it will be the juiciest and tastiest turkey you've ever had!

Best wishes for your stepsister's surgery!

New White Keds said...

I hope the surgery goes well... but other than that... who is that exquisit child? That cannot be my favorite Baby Burrito! She is too grown up! So beautioful!