A Low-Key Christmas, Shrimp and an uninvited "guest"


Hello everyone. Has the wrapping paper cleared? 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with family and joy. Our Christmas was very low-key and I LOVED it.

After a two-day visit with my husband's family we came home Christmas Eve morning. But not before my Mama called to tell me that we would be celebrating at her house a day late.

My reaction? Great!

That means a stress free Christmas Day. How often does that happen?

So Monday night we had Christmas Eve at our house. Just the three Senns. I cooked my Ranch Shrimp.

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This is such a simple recipe. You just throw a pound of shrimp in a pan with some olive oil and packet of dry ranch mix and cook until they are pink and done. 

I served with some delicious grilled squash tossed in olive oil with a little garlic. 

Then it was White Christmas on Netflix and bed time. But not before an uninvited guest was spotted in our kitchen. That's right. Our very own Christmas mouse. EEK! And he brought a friend. I can't even think about it. The mere sight makes me want to vomit. 

So after a little mouse chasing Jason and I went to sleep. 


And when we woke up, Santa had come to visit.


 Sweet boy loved his trucks. 


He's is concentrating hard on riding that zebra. 

Then we made pancakes, took a nap and had a brief visit from my parents. 

We played with our new toys. Ate dinner, watched TV and went to bed. 

It was quiet and peaceful and fun and everything Christmas is supposed to be when we don't get all caught up with the hoopla. 

We sang carols and remembered why we celebrate Christmas, because God loves us enough that He sent His own child to walk among us, teach us and ultimately die for us.