Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

I hope that you had a beautiful day surrounded by loved ones.

We woke up this morning, started a pot of coffee, got the fireplace going on the TV, and put a Christmas CD on.

Our candle actually smells like a wood fireplace, so it helped create the illusion that we really had a fire going.

We put some bacon in the oven, and then checked what Santa put in our stockings - so many wonderful goodies. 

We then opened presents from each other, and enjoyed cinnamon buns and bacon for breakfast.

Christopher made another pot of coffee, and we sipped that in the living room, and just enjoyed the quiet, peaceful morning.

In the afternoon we headed over to Christopher's parents' home.  We had snacks, and our nieces opened their gifts (with help from their parents).

It's so cozy sitting next to the real wood-burning fireplace.

Dinner was delicious - turkey with all the fixin's.

After supper the adults did a stealing gift exchange game, which was really fun.  Everyone brought a gift for around $20, then we drew numbers, and played the stealing game.  All the gifts were great, and things that anyone would enjoy.  Our favourite part of Christmas is just spending time together, so it was nice to not have to worry much about gift buying, but instead do something low-key and fun without any pressure.

The highlight of the evening was watching the nieces have a blast, going on the slide, hugging their giant teddy bears, and just being adorable. 

How was your Christmas? 

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your Christmas sounds wonderful! I am a little bit envious of people who get to stay in their own house on Christmas as that never happens for us. But it's also nice waking up at our parents - just different than being in your own home. Our Christmas morning was a little bit rushed as we left earlier than we planned as we got freezing rain at the lake and more was coming. The drive wasn't too bad once we got on the interstate, though, and Phil's mom was so excited to see us and relieved were there as she thought we might not do the drive due to the weather. We had a low key Christmas at her house and drove around and looked at lights in the evening.