Christmas Eve

I was supposed to work until 3pm on Christmas Eve, but when I woke up at 7am, I had a text from my boss saying “STAY HOME!” Hooray for that!

I slept for two more hours and then decided it was time for carrot cake oatmeal (oats, water, steamed carrots, walnuts and a few white chocolate chips for icing!).

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Then it was time to bake Pumpkin Whoopie Pies! I used another recipe from the Brown-Eyed Baker (it’s becoming a favorite!!).

Dry ingredients:

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Messy messy…

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Wet ingredients (I didn’t have another clean bowl!).

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Flannel pj’s and Christmas marshmallows slippers.

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Pure pumpkin!

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Combining…

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All mixed. I love the color!

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Baked.

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And cooled.

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I was all packed and ready to go…until I found a completely flat tire on my car! No worries, my dad drove down and rescued me (and all the whoopie pies)!

When I got to my parents house I made the maple cream cheese frosting!

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Gorgeous!

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MMM!

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Time to go visit our aunt!

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After visiting with K, we went out to Azucar for dinner…just like last year!

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Grandma B and mom!

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The family!

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Jah was sniffing my seafood soup to make sure it was ok!

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Appetizers.

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Me and Jah!

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Jaybird and Grandma B!

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My colorful Caribbean Salad with oranges, peppers, avocado, corns, greens, onion and two types of dressing!

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Fajitas were the popular dish tonight…

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More fajitas!

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Then it was time for Christmas Eve service at my grandma’s church. I love the lighting of the candles…and ending with “Joy to the World!”

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“Merry Christmas To All!”

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Mom and Jason hid the leftovers under the bushes…Classic!

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Mother and daughter.

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Before we dropped grandma off, we drove around the neighborhood looking at lights!

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When we got home, we played with the animals and watched TV.

Hi Zeus!

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Hi Fievel!

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Cookies and soymilk for Santa!

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Then the cat and I fell asleep on the couch. Oh, how I love the holidays!

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Tomorrow is Christmas!!

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