A few highlights from the weekend in GB…
We had a great time at the Page family Christmas on Saturday. The cats ate my rice krispie treats off the porch (I think they really enjoyed them), Chris and I made it out of the white elephant gift exchange without any KU gear, and I got to participate in a real-life, family Christmas carol sing-along. I thought that was only in the movies…probably because I’ve never been part of a family as musically talented as the Pages! (No offense Gowers!)
On Monday we put on our purple and headed to Manhattan to watch the #12 basketball team in nation! It wasn’t a close game by any means, but the cats were still pretty entertaining…and I heard Frank even cracked a smile!!!
We celebrated Christmas on Tuesday with hot chocolate, Jefferson Elementary School cinnamon rolls, and lots of gifts…many of which were iTunes gift cards. It was an “iChristmas” for sure. And apparently I’m turning into my mom and mislabeling gifts because the bag that said “To Taylor” really should’ve been opened a few days later and labeled “To Luke”. It was just a few sizes too small for Taylor–but it made us all laugh really hard 🙂
The Calcara boys got a couple new high-tech toys that kept us very entertained…a new PS3 and a Wii. I’m almost embarrassed to say how sore I am from tennis and wake boarding on the Wii. Ouch!
The Calcara’s have a great family tradition that got us all in the kitchen preparing the holiday dinner. We’re all responsible for preparing some part of the meal and this year Chris and I had the “hearty cornbread” to go along with Melanie’s delicious white chili. Check out the picture…we even have personalized aprons! And that impressive raspberry peach pie below was prepared by Mark and Taylor. If you look closely you can see a little KSU school spirit in the middle of their masterpiece. But the best part was that it tasted as good as it looked.
I have always looked forward to the trips back to Chris’ hometown and this one was no different. I love the small town feeling, the warmth and coziness of the farm house and of course the wonderful people in it. I feel so lucky to have such amazing in-laws and I’m looking forward to many GB Christmases to come 🙂