Sunday, December 28, 2008

Back at it!

Phew! Christmas flew by! We had a wonderful time with Josh's family in Nashville! There were presents (tons and tons), great meals and lots of good times! I received some amazing and thoughtful gifts and can't wait to use them! I will feature some of the food friendly gifts on the blog in the coming days! Here are just a few of the highlights from our trip:

Christmas dinner- All I can say is YUM! Josh's mom is a great cook and makes very creative and delicious meals. For Christmas we had lobster tail, shrimp, steak, salad and tortellini covered in a balsamic vinegar, feta and sun dried tomato sauce. I took a picture of Josh's plate because it was a lot more interesting looking (and larger) than mine ;) :


One of the nights we were in Nashville, Josh's parents invited some of their friends over for dinner. Here is a pic of me, Josh and Josh's Mom prior to dinner. Josh's dad is hard at work in the background.
We also went out to an incredible dinner at a steakhouse in Nashville. Here are a few pics from dinner. Josh's Dad and Josh:

Me and Josh's sister:
The whole fam:

Hope you had a great weekend! We drove back today and it took 10 hours- bleh! I am running around trying to get things put together for the week. I promise a food post tomorrow and comments on all of your blogs! What was your favorite part of the holidays?

36 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

WELCOME BACK, GIRL!! Sooo happy to see that you had a delightful & delectable Christmas :-)

**My favorite part = being with "the whole gang" (my family).

runningwithfood.com said...

I'm so glad you had a great Christmas!! It sure did fly by!

Get some rest, girl!

Laura said...

I'm glad you had a great Christmas! That's quite a dinner!

My favorite part of the holidays is being able to relax with my family.

glidingcalm said...

dang! look at that feast! lobster tail and SHRIMP! you made me hungry for seafood!!

happy Monday Erica!!!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

So glad to hear from you Erica! Josh's family sounds awesome! What a blessing.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

so glad to know that you had great time with your family :D That's the best part of holiday seasons!

ttfn300 said...

fabulous!!

my fav was being with mom & dad, and doing all the cooking :)

Krista said...

Glad you had a wonderful time!!

Heather said...

glad you had such a great holiday! i just got home from nashville a few weeks ago. hmm. my favorite part was hanging out with my niece and having her do my makeup. i don't know if my hot pink cheeks, or my blue eyeshadowed left eye and green eyeshadowed right eye would have suited everyone, but i loved them ;0

just me said...

welcome back! what a fun time! looks like such great fun!

carolinebee said...

Awesome lobster, and it looks like the rest was way good! Gosh I loved every second- I'm going thru withdrawals now :(

Sharon said...

Glad to hear that you had an awesome time. Wonderful!!!

Esi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. It's hard getting back into things, huh?

Jeena said...

Looks like you had a fun time with your family.

Can't wait to see your next foodie post. :-)

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

welcome back!! yay for family time!

no we are not ready for the wedding!! i need like an extra five days to plan!!

Darius T. Williams said...

The best part of my holiday? Sitting at home in my drawers and not having to go to work - lol! That dinner plate w/the lobster looked fantastic!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.com

Mandy said...

where in nashville, erica? i have lived here for 8 years now... love it! looks like you guys had a great time!

lauren said...

great pictures! the shrimp and lobster looks awesome. My favorite part about the holidays was all the sleep and relaxation!

Emily said...

looks like you had a great time!

K said...

WELCOME BACK!! Looks like you had a great time!

My favorite part: seeing my happy and HEALTHY family :)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Hey Erica,
So glad you enjoyed your stay in Nashville! Oh my gosh - that lobster tail...those shrimp...YUM! Can't wait to see all your foodie gifts in upcoming posts! Happy Monday :)

Erica said...

Hi All! Glad you had a nice break :)

Mandy- Brentwood

Meghann said...

Yay for a great holiday!

My favorite part of the holiday season is of course the food, but also spending it with my large amazing family! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks like you had a ton of fun! I LOVE your hair!

Jenn said...

What a beautiful family you have! My favorite part of Christmas is playing board games. For some reason, we rarely play them during the year, but always do at Christmas while drinking wine. It's just wonderful. :)

eatingbender said...

Yay! My homegirl Erica is back! :o) I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas - I love all of the pictures! Josh's plate looks fantastic.

My favorite part of the holidays so far has been spending every day with my family and getting caught up on all of the little things that I put by the wayside when I get busy with school!

Michelle said...

Great pictures! I can't believe you drove 10 hours. So much for folks not traveling this year! We drove about 3 hours down to Stamford, CT which was an easy drive.

The best part of Christmas for me was a gift my mom got for us. She didn't even know we'd had our eye on this zen alarm clock, but she saw it and knew I'd love it. I do! It was a sort of ESP brainwave thing between mom and me :-)

Aggie said...

Welcome back! You were missed...

Sounds like you had a great time! That pic of Josh's plate is awesome! I would kill for a lobster tail!

Yes, serious detox going on over here! ;)

Aggie said...

Oh and my favorite part...living the excitement of Christmas through my little ones, there is nothing like it.

loveofoats.com said...

wow - looks like you had a great christmas filled with delicious food & tons of family!

Maria said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I am glad!! The food looks fabulous too! Can't wait to see what food gifts you received! We got some fun ones too!

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas and welcome back. What a great plate of food!

Juliet said...

Looks like you had a great time! That is quite a meal Josh had on Christmas!! :) Can't wait to see your foodie gifts in upcoming posts!

Bridget said...

Yay welcome back! Glad you had such a wonderful time! And YUM Lobster Tails!! looks like you have some great in-laws :)

HangryPants said...

What a wonderful family event!

My favorite part of Christmas was having fun with my family! All my siblings and nieces and nephew!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

omg your hair so soooo gorgeous erica!