Good morning! I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend, and if celebrating, a very Merry Christmas.
We do the majority of our celebrating on Christmas Eve, and celebrate we did – from mor-ning ‘til nigh
The day was so full of love it was bursting at the seems. I took far too few pictures until we got to my family’s house, and then I probably took far too many (sorry, Mike!) but I’d say it was the perfect day.
First stop was Shane’s grandma’s. We visted and nibbled on cookies and exchanged gifts. I love visiting her! Look at the cute homemade doggie biscuits she made for Niko!!
Niko loved them
Then we went to Shane’s dad’s wife house – or Shane’s stepmom’s house – to celebrate more and open gifts that were incredibly too generous, ate, drank, and were merry.
Shane and I have a new family in Linda’s family, since his dad and Linda got married last July. It’s heart-warming how openly they welcome us into their family.
Next, we went to my family’s house where we had yet another Christmas dinner!!
Then it was time for coffee + baileys, and then church.
You know…at this point church didn’t sound like where I wanted to be. Shane and I had been driving around all day, eating and drinking, and were exhausted. But the minute I stepped into that Christmas Eve service, I was SO glad we were there.
It kinda reminded me of a workout heh
Anyway, after church was present-opening time!
Again, our gift-givers were incredibly too generous.
Throughout the day I got some beautiful slippers, sunglasses I’d been lusting over, always-desired workout clothes, and many other thoughtful gifts.
We were pooped when it was all said and done
This time of year I sit back and think of all I’m thankful for, and since I’m on this mushy gushy kick, I am so incredibly thankful for all of you guys – my readers. You are what keep me writing this crazy little blog for the past two years, and I’m so thankful for those who have left comments and now are my blog friends, as well as those who have never commented before ever.
Christmas Day is reserved for Shane and my own Christmas. After publishing this post, it’s my job to get to work making cinnamon rolls in the kitchen! The plan was to make them from scratch, but let’s just say I’m thanking myself for thinking ahead and grabbing some of these in case I didn’t feel like it.
I don’t feel like it
Then we’re opening presents and having the animals open theirs. Later, we’re headed to my aunt’s house for our last Christmas celebration.
Time to celebrate! Have a fantastic day, my friends
How many places do you go to when celebrating Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Life?
What are you having for breakfast this morning?