2016/12/28

OUR CHRISTMAS 2016

Now that Christmas is all wrapped up into a little box, it's time to open that box again. Yeah, I'm going to share a little story about our Christmas this year. It was filled with ups and downs, but after all, it was such a fun couple of days off from work.


As some of you might be aware, we celebrate Christmas with all of its gift opening and Santa visitings on the Christmas Eve. This year, we decided to stay in the city for the Holidays and oh boy that was so weird! Staying in the city for the Holidays. Usually, I'm heading to my hometown to visit my mom & younger siblings but as they planned to visit us this year, we didn't plan to visit there. 

The morning of the Christmas Eve was quite exciting. I woke up at 8 AM because Dino was kicking me so hard that I wasn't able to sleep anymore. I thought, "what the hell" and got up. I finished with swede casseroles a day before so it was time to start making the sweet potato casserole. Turned out, that I made a little bit too much for the two of us [read: one of us, I don't eat casseroles], so I decided to take one of each with us to J's mom's place later that day.


Santa had been dropping presents under our Christmas tree throughout the month, so finally, when J woke up, we got to open them. We had a different gift policy this year, something that we're not quite used to. Usually, we're buying one gift for each other and that's it, but this year we bought 10 gifts for each. We decided how many gifts we wanted to buy & promised that they would be something we would need. Or something we thought the other one needed. There was no talk about the cost, it was only "let's go with 10" kind of discussion.

Gosh J got me so wonderful gifts this year. He really knows what I like [read: what I need] and I'm so happy about it. The most of all, I'm also thankful. So super thankful.


We ate little something and got ourselves ready for the Christmas dinner at J's mom's place. We arrived there around 2 PM and by 3 PM we were all sitting at the table and listening while J's older brother read the Christmas gospel. I have, to be honest here; as being well.. not a religious person at all, that whole Christmas gospel thing made me feel extremely uncomfortable. I kind of lost my appetite and with my appetite was also gone the Christmas feeling. In my family, we do not do stuff like that. We just sit next to the table and stuff our mouths with food.

Santa visited and brought presents for kids, which also felt kind of ridiculous when all the presents were actually present when the Santa arrived. But kids seemed to enjoy it a lot so I guess that's not a big deal.

Otherwise, it was such a lovely afternoon & on our way home we stopped by at J's sister's house to drink a few cups of coffee.



How was your Christmas? Did you enjoy it?


16 comments:

  1. Our Christmas was great! We celebrated with just the two of us and our two pups and our baby on the way :) Glad you had a good one! xo

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    1. Oh happy to hear that your Christmas went well :) !

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  2. Sounds like you fitted so much into 2 days! And I must say your Christmas tree looks amazing. I wish mine looked that. Ree love30

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    1. Hahah, yeah :D Thank you Ree!

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  3. My Christmas was just a simple intimate dinner with the family on Christmas Eve. And we went to hear mass on Christmas Day. We didn't do anything overly special this year.

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    1. Simple dinner sounds absolutely wonderful! After all, Christmas is for spending time with the loved ones right :)

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  4. Sounds like you had a good few days and got up to a lot of things☺️ Our Christmas was very quiet, we visited my aunt and then my gran came to our house for dinner💛

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    1. That sounds like a lovely Christmas!

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  5. Sounds like a very chill christmas and it will be even better when the little one is here can't wait to read about that :)

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    1. Hahah, can't wait for his first Christmas too ! :D

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  6. Sounds like such a fantastic time! We had a good Christmas, my Family were staying with me so that meant my Mum & Dad's amazing Christmas cooking which was lovely!

    Ellie

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    1. Oh yum! :) Sounds wonderful :)

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  7. Great photos and story. Christmas for me this year was about watching movies and cooking with my siblings (we're all adults) and bonding like we were kids again!

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    1. Oh that sounds like so much fun! :-) I'm glad that your Christmas went well :)

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  8. Woow! Sounds like a lovely Christmas! Your tree is adorable!! 😍 I had a lovely Christmas thank youu, I spent it with my uncle, the first time in God knows how many years. We of course had a roast with the full trimmings, it was to die for!!

    Gemma | www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Gemma! :) Oh that sounds so wonderful!

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