While Corey had to stay back in the bay area due to work, I headed home for 4 days of family, food, football, and fun.
Every year my mom cooks a fabulous feast. She is seriously the best cook! Everything she makes is delicious, which in a way has set me up for failure. My mom has been cooking for Corey for almost 10 years now, and every time I make one of her recipes, it's always "good" but "not quite like your mom's." Oh well. That just means we're always gonna have to go home for momma's cooking!
As much of the spread as I could fit in the picture!
All the girls, minus one sister who was sick in bed.
My big sister & her hubby.
My dad & I outside watching football by the fire.
Me & Mr. Colt. Love this guy!
The day after Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite days of the year. My sisters, all of our significant others, and my mom switch the house over from Thanksgiving to Christmas. This year, it was just momma, Nellie and myself, with an occasional Pixie sighting. With Christmas music and movies on in the background, we put up the tree, decorated the front rooms, and turned the Rosa household into a cozy Christmas village! (( I can't believe I didn't take pictures of this part!))
After a day of decorating, the family headed to my annual high school basketball alumni game. This has become a bittersweet tradition, where I am happy to get out there and play again, but we usually get our butts kicked by the Varsity team by at least 30 points. This year my dad coached us, and we only lost by 5! Next year...we got this!
It's always fun to see these girls and it feels great to run off all the food!
The rest of the weekend was spent in my sweat pants (because I was so sore I could barely move), watching football, and eating left over deserts. I love spending time with my family more than anything. It was such a nice break from reality!
Now it's time to switch gears to Christmas!