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Christmas in Pictures.

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Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve with the boy’s family.

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Brothers!

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Awesome spinach salad with blueberries, mandarin oranges, feta, almonds and a poppyseed balsamic vinaigrette.

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non-traditional dinner of orange chicken on basmati rice.

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Cheesecake for dessert!

Christmas Day

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Mom loving her new gravity chair!

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Dinner time!

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Turkey, a root vegetable bake, mashed potatoes and peas. Gravy and cranberries added post-picture.

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A Bouche De Noel I made for dessert.

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Delicious.

Boxing Day

I had my extended family celebration yesterday. I didn’t really break out the camera, except to grab a picture of the dessert I made (the most important part, right?)

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A gingerbread trifle made with vanilla pudding and chocolate whipped cream. Dinner was fantastic – turkey, roast beef, ham, scalloped potatoes, roasted potatoes, deviled eggs, and cooked carrots. To go with my trifle, there was a peanut butter and chocolate dessert and a pecan apple cheesecake – of course, I tried little bits of everything.

Overall, I had an amazing Christmas. Of course, Santa was good to me (AKA: I got spoiled!) but the most important part was spending time with family and loved ones. I approached the holidays with the attitude that they only come once a year, so I enjoyed them to the fullest – overdoing it on desserts and all. But no regrets – that’s what the holidays are for.

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But today Eric and I are heading back home and back to routine. Well, almost – we still have a week and a half of vacation left! I hope everyone had a truly fabulous holiday.

<— How was Christmas? Favourite gift given/received?

<— Anyone have New Years plans yet? I have absolutely no idea what we’re doing this year.

 

P.S. The pro-looking pictures from Christmas Day? My dad. He’s turning into quite the budding photographer!

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32 thoughts on “Christmas in Pictures.

  1. Yummmm so much good food! It sounds like you had an awesome holiday! I agree that while presents are nice, spending time with family is more important.

  2. That looks lovely, hun! I’m glad that you guys had such a nice holiday together with all your friends and family! Have a safe trip home 🙂

  3. I’m so glad you had a great time, loved and was loved, and truly ENJOYED yourself. It really does look fabulous. 😀

  4. Looks wonderful. My favorite present was an ornament of the chapel where we were just married. I love hanging memories on the tree. 🙂

  5. It’s great to hear that you had such an amazing Christmas and let yourself enjoy every minute of it, Sam 😀 We’ve got another year to go before the next opportunity, so making the most of it is definitely important! My Christmas was pretty awesome, and I definitely got spoiled, but it was the time with my parents that I loved the most.

  6. Looks like an amazing time with family. I think the spread looks bomb!

  7. Yum, that all looks so good! The dessert you made looks great.

  8. Love all the pictures! What is A Bouche De Noel? It looks delicious!!

  9. That bouche de noel is beautiful! Good for you enjoying every minute of the holidays with no guilt – I did the same thing, and it’s the best feeling. I am trying to get back to a normal routine too, but only for a couple days until this weekend! My college friends are visiting and we have big new years plans in the city. January will be a huge wake up call 😉

  10. Your Christmas looks amazing! Especially all those desserts. 😉 I’ve never heard of a Bouche de Noel though. What is that? Translated it means “Christmas mouth” haha.

    My favourite gift that I received was a Cuisinart 12 cup food processor! I can’t wait to start making my own almond butter with it.

    • Definitely just looked it up again – it’s “buche” – my bad! It’s also called a Yule Log; a rolled-up chocolate sponge cake with chocolate whipped cream in the middle.

      So jealous! I’d love to make nut butters at home, but I just have a mini processor so it would never work. I’m sure yours will be delicious!

  11. I had a wonderful Christmas. Glad you did too!

  12. Glad to see you had a great Christmas, Sam! That dessert looks divine…as does that cheesecake! I can’t believe New Years Eve is already upon us! Although my plans are still up in there, I would be pretty happy with something low key- NYE is always so overhyped and hey, we have 52 more weekends coming up to go crazy ;)!

  13. Is it weird I’m drooling over that salad? LOL.

  14. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Yum to all of those desserts, they sound and look amazing!

  15. Yum! That spinach salad looks great:) Glad you had a good Christmas:)

  16. What a beautiful Christmas! The spinach salad looks amazing, as does the Buche de Noel! I’m so impressed! It’s a dessert that has been on my “to-do” list for years. It’s safe to say that you’ve officially inspired me!

    I hope you made it home safely today! ❤

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