Day one, the Sunday before Christmas. This was my family's Christmas. We hosted it in our tiny house and it was quite a hit, to be honest. This is when fat girl Kassie began, in full force. We did appetizers and my husband cooked a ham. I made "White Christmas Sangria"--get it?!!??!! HAHAHAHA! okay, I kid. I really did make it though, with 6 bottles of white wine. There wasn't much left at the end of the night and I was one of two drinking it so it's safe to say I consumed atleast four bottles that day. Did I also mention I was sick the day before? .
I mentioned to her weeks ago that the monogrammed silver necklace she gave me for my high school graduation is my favorite, but it has my old initials on it. She must've listened because I LOVE this bracelet. My mom also got me an iPod Shuffle to run with! So excited because I feel like my phone is just too bulky with the Otterbox on. And this clumsy girl NEEDS an Otterbox. Next up on my to-buy list, a Garmin! I got lots of great gear from Santa too! He must know me pretty well.
I coerced my drunk family into playing Battle of the Sexes, a board game we got last year but never played. As expected, the ladies won:
And me and my love muffin (yes I absolutely call him that in real life and he loves it despite what he would say if anyone but me asked):
I took pictures of our food spread but they are posting all sideways and crazy so let me just say I ate everything I could, and more. I also made these bad boys for the occasion:
Butterfinger bark, recipe posted later. (Caution: DANGEROUS and not #operationredbikiniapproved)
Christmas Eve was spent with my husband's mom's family and Christmas day was spent with his dad's side. Sorry IG'ers for the double posts but I had to share this adorable picture again. S's neice Addisyn and I:
We also got to have my father in law's famous seafood gumbo. I may have had two bowls. This stuff is unreal though, yall. I swear. Loaded with shrimp, crab meat, crab claws and heaven.
Needless to say, no one went without tons of great gifts, great food or great company. We are truly blessed.
And uhhh... Operation Red Bikini was not in full effect since Sunday. Back at it again today though!
Second time I make it to the gym before 5:30am. Can I be an official member of the club, Lora and Melanie? I am also going back to no/low carbs this week until further notice.
That stupid scary grin and "five" is to show proof!
And last but not least, for those who have asked, it is not too late to join in on Operation Red Bikini. It'll never be too late. It all comes to an end on May 31st so you've got plenty of time hot mamas! Start thinking of your goals if you haven't already. Can't wait to see everyone's results and start sharing some of the prizes. Stay tuned....
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