Despite my disappointment at not having a month off, I still managed to have a pretty fabulous Christmas. Last week, we had a Christmas party at work and a "Tacky Christmas Sweater" contest.
Guess who won? Yes, that would be me. What you can't tell from the picture is that instead of buttons there were little jingle bells. Pretty sure I drove everyone crazy at work, but if you are going to be tacky you better go all out. Am I right?
Mr. Geek Squad didn't want to miss out on the tacky-action. We gave this picture framed to his brother and sister in law as a joke. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure it's going to be displayed in their house. P.S. I hope you notice the amazing shoulder pads in the sweaters. That is one trend (of many) that I hope never come back in style.
Anyway, I spent Christmas Eve with some of Mr. Geek Squad's family. It's the first year I didn't spend Christmas Eve with my family and while I missed our traditional tamale dinner it was really nice to spend part of the holidays with Mr. G.S. and his family. Plus, his aunt made an awesome peach cobbler that I definitely need to get the recipe for (note to self). I left their party early (around 7:30) and drove the 3 hours down to my parents' house and got there just in time to watch "A Christmas Story" with them (another family tradition).
Christmas morning we woke up, had cinnamon rolls, and got ridiculously spoiled by my parents. I got, among other things, a hand mixer (!), a white peacoat, a couple new games, some new clothes, and jewelry. Santa was good to me this year. I was especially happy because I managed to surprise my mom with her present this year. She is the hardest person to surprise, but I got her a Kindle and she had NO idea.
We ended the night with a delicious dinner of prime rib, twice baked potatoes, salad and chocolate chip Kahlua cake and 2 rousing games of Scrabble. We know how to party.
And just to prove to you that we don't wear tacky sweaters all the time, here is a normal picture of me and Mr. G.S. in front of my Christmas tree.
Love you, mean it.
~Just A Girl~