I hope everyone had a very blessed Christmas! Does anyone else have a hard time catching up after the busyness of the holiday? I feel like I’m so behind with everything, but slowly getting back into the swing of normal life! I wanted pop in and share how our Christmas went 🙂
On Saturday (Christmas Eve Eve), my mom and I had our third annual Christmas cookie baking day and it was just as fun as it has been in the past! We baked eight different types of goodies and packed up trays to bring to our neighbors.
Jimmy, Lola, and I left my parents’ house that evening all tuckered out, but the day was a success!
On Christmas Eve, Jimmy and I went to church, passed out cookie trays to our neighbors, and then prepped dinner before heading to our church’s Christmas Eve service.
The kids in our church did a live nativity this year and it was so wonderful. They really, really did a great job at depicting Jesus’ birth and the events surrounding it.
Afterwards, Jimmy and I had his family over for a late dinner (I made Hawaiian chicken) and then exchanged gifts. It was such a sweet evening with laughter and joy.
On Christmas day, we woke up to a beautiful, fresh blanket of snow! We haven’t had a white Christmas in Pittsburgh since 2010 (I totally looked through my archives to figure that out!). Jimmy and I had coffee, exchanged gifts, and had one of my pet sitting clients and his dog over.
In the evening, we went to my mother-in-law’s for dinner and then came home and crashed hard at like 9:00 pm! That’s the sign of a great day, right?
Other thoughts and notes
- Mavis ate half a bar of chocolate on Christmas but thankfully suffered no ill effects!
- Jimmy gave each of the pets a gift for Christmas! I totally failed and didn’t get them anything. Sorry Lola, Malcolm, and Mavis!
- It was nice to spend the holiday with our families!
- Celebrating Jesus’ birth is just so special.