The other side of the family that is!!
Matt’s aunt and uncle happen to live in the same town as my parents do, so we are lucky to get to spend time with both sides of the family at Christmas. Matt’s dad and his wife Cheryl came up for a few days, and we also visited with cousins and both of Mazen’s great grandmothers on that side.
The Eno River was flowing full from all of our rain, so the boys had fun throwing in rocks and looking for snakes (which they did not find!)
The first night we went to Acme in Carrboro for dinner.
This delicious pumpkin cornbread made for a great appetizer!
I ordered flounder over ginger sweet potatoes and sautéed greens. Loved it!
We headed home to put Mazen to bed, which was hilarious since he fell asleep for 2 minutes in the car and therefore was still awake at 10pm!! Does he look sleepy to you!?
The next morning I had a small breakfast – fruit salad and tea – to hold me over until brunch back at the Monsons.
We all gathered for me to take some family photos. Self timer for the win!
I’m thinking they all have the same mouth and smile!
Mazen was over the photography in that last one. He just wanted to play with his cousin’s trucks, which is what he did all afternoon!
We had a wonderful brunch with eggs, bacon, casseroles, fruit salad and mimosas.
We’re back in Cville now leaping into 2016 with lots of goals for simplicity, mindfulness and organization. More on that to come!