I got on a plane Monday morning, which was also my 25th birthday, and was on my way to my happy place...North Carolina!!
Never too old for funfetti!!
My sister and her boyfriend (who was home from Navy OCS (officer candidate school) came over to my mom's house with my favorite pizza from Mellow Mushroom which they don't have in Iowa. It was glorious. Then we ate Strawberry Funfetti cake...my fav.
Christmas Eve we got pedicures and I did a little last minute shopping at Target. We were invited to my sister's boyfriend's family's house that night so we went there for awhile and met his family and socialized for a bit. Then we came home and made a breakfast casserole for Christmas morning and I made those Ritz cracker things where you put a Rolo in the middle. They are so damn good.
Christmas morning my sister woke us up at 6:50 A.M. to open presents. Ugh. Santa did good. I got some really great stuff.
My mama with her new birdhouse and necklace
We lounged around for awhile and then got ready to go to my Aunt and Uncle's house.We had great food, great family, and great fun (Scattergories!)
I just think this is the cutest. My cousin Bryan and his daughter Lyli
Aunt and cousins
Today we went to lunch with my sister and her boyfriend and his family because he had to go back to Rhode Island for OCS. You could tell how sad they were and it was making me sad too...I don't want my sissy to be sad.
I don't really have much else planned for my time here in NC. Just spending time with my family. I don't ever want to leave!