Let the Festivities Begin!!!!!!!!
I hope you are all having a fabulous Holiday season this year. Weather you are home with family or away like we are it's always a special time of year. Our Christmas celebration consists of baking, shopping, gifts, cards, weather, lights, decorations, food & the best of all just being together.
This morning we started things off with a bang!!! We decided to try out a new recipe I found on Pinterest for breakfast. It turned out pretty good for the first go around, so that's always a plus!!! The ideas from here are endless on how I can incorporate this into future meals.
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Wreath
After breakfast we went for a stroll around the block with the pups. It's crazy how they know we are getting ready to take them out before we even get their leashes out of the closet. We decided to to take them across the street to the CYS Sports Field since there wasn't anyone there we could let them off the leash and they could run free. They went crazy running back & forth between the hubbs & I. He stood near one end of the field while I was on the other end, . It's funny to watch them run across the field because Dingo always tries to attack Bailey for some strange odd reason. We ventured down further into the forest were they both continued to run around like crazy mutts sniffing every inch of the ground they could get their noses on. I love our kids they are just perfect, they don't ask for much either so that's always nice. Our Christmas wouldn't be complete with out our family together. I'm glad they have their daddy home this year.
After our walk we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon at home. I got a bit of cleaning done down stairs while Gabe cleaned his guns. I have this thing with my floors, I'm always cleaning them. Sunday is laundry day and since its Christmas tomorrow I went ahead and got it all taken care of today. We did take a break in there for a bit to put together our Gingerbread House. We made a great team with putting the House its self together and then we both just went to town decorating it. Thankfully I had a can of white frosting in the pantry because the frosting mix that came with our kit was crap. We made quite the mess putting it together but we had a fun in the process.
The House sits on our Peppermint Candy Tray that we made. A idea on Pinterest (thanks lol) that I came across a couple days ago. We went to the PX late one evening to get the peppermints and they only had red. I plan to keep a eye out for green ones so I can make another one adding a bit of piazzas.
Here are a couple other pictures of our peppermint candy serving tray!!
Sandwiches for Christmas Eve dinner is what the Hubbs & his family grew up having. I found this out last year when the MIL was in town. So what better way to enjoy our evening then with a good ol' grilled cheese. But not just any grilled cheese, a new recipe we haven't had before Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese (I guess today was a day for new foods). They turned out great we paired it with some chips & salsa we got yesterday from the farmers market.
The rest of the evening was spent cuddled on the couch watching Christmas Shows and sipping on Hot Cocoa. The perfect ending to a wonderful Christmas Eve. It was a simple laid back day, not much going on. We've really been taking advantage of this time off and the simple things in life like just being home together.
I've got the best Christmas present I could ask for and lucky for me I didn't have to do any unwrapping & I even got it early. :) I love you Baby Merry Christmas!!!!!!!