My husband and I were lucky enough to spend last week and the Holiday with my in-laws. Despite working most of the week, we were able to make the easy 3-hour drive to central PA. One reason I enjoy living in New Jersey is because we are so close to everything. Both my parents and my husbands parents are within a six-hour drive. We don’t have to get on an airplane to visit. Not that my husband hates flying…
It could have been the unusual weather, but this year was hard to get into the Holiday spirit. The pouring rain and 70 degrees didn’t help, but December was also a busy month for me. I keep thinking we “just” made our first Turkey, but Thanksgiving was over a month ago!
We set up our own Christmas Tree at home.
We arrived on to my in-laws home on Christmas Eve. We were able to see my sister in law play the flute in the Church service. She is a local music teacher and truly skilled at playing.
Afterwards, we celebrated at my sister in laws house with dinner and drinks. It was fun to relax and enjoy just hanging out. I’m lucky to be so close to my husband’s entire family.
A few delicious Holiday Eats:
We spent Christmas with both Tim’s parents, grandparents, sister and husband as well as their daughter.
My husband, father in law and I even got to go on a nice peaceful run. Running in Central PA reminds me a lot of running in my old college town. It’s open country roads with minimal shoulders. You can see for miles and the only thing that might bother you are a few cows. Since it was Christmas, the roads were a lot quieter than normal too.
We opened gifts under the tree and watched as my two-year-old niece was excited about everything. Many people might not know but I love penguins and my mother in law got me penguin slippers. They are the best!
I had a great Holiday in Pennsylvania. Now for a few days of work and then I’ll be traveling to my parents for New Years. I haven’t been down to Virginia since Labor Day and the Rock N Roll half marathon so I’m excited for that too.
Questions for you:
How were your Holidays?
Do you have a tradition for Christmas?