Bits and Pieces of Christmas

26 Dec

This year we spent Christmas with our mom and step dad’s family.  On Christmas eve we spent the day watching Christmas movies, prepping food for Christmas, and wrapping last minute gifts. We also spent the day tracking UPS, hoping to have one very last gift delivered before Christmas. Unfortunately, the second half of our package never arrived! We were a little upset, but realized that there are more important things on Christmas than being mad over a silly little gift anyways.

As tradition goes, we always open one gift on Christmas eve. This year the first gift was extra special. Our mother took all the home videos our father took when we were younger and got them made into dvd’s. Let’s just say we spent the remainder of christmas eve watching our eight year old selves dance in our basement to Brittany Spears, and open Christmas presents.
Christmas Eve tree
The favorite gift of the year goes to the bread maker Devon received. We are pretty excited to never ever buy bread again.
Knowing we were having a big Christmas dinner we went light on lunch with a homemade soup and fresh whole grain bread.
Picture time. One of our new years resolutions is to take more family pictures.
Us with the only  man we need this Christmas. Micker’s is still hanging in there after all these years. This is our 13th Christmas together.
We love those two. They are the best. Ignore the fact that our family is practically models for J.Crew. We’re  a little obsessed.
Christmas spread. We made the vegan holiday meal from the blog Oh She Glows. Kale salad, mashed sweet potatoes, lentil and mushroom balls, cranberry sauce, and fresh green beans on the side! It was a hit, even with our meat eating relatives.
All in all, it was a wonderful holiday. Although we both feel that the holidays are a little hard without our dad, we both agree that this Christmas was one of the best we have had since our dad passed away. We hope you all had a fabulous Christmas surrounded by your family and friends as well. If traveling today, we wish that you arrive at your destination safely.



2 Responses to “Bits and Pieces of Christmas”

  1. Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate December 28, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    Your tree is gorgeous! I’m glad you ladies had such a wonderful Christmas, and got to use that bread maker already (thank you, Instagram ;-))!

    • doubletakelove December 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Awe thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas too! We are loving the bread maker!!! What did we ever do without Instagram? 😉

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