We had a wonderful time seeing friends and family over Christmas, but it never really felt like Christmas to us. Perhaps it was because we spent Christmas Eve at a Cuban pig roast, which, while very fun, didn’t seem like a Christmas thing to us. Maybe it was the rushing around from family to family. Or it could have simply been the fact that we didn’t get to listen to Christmas music and watch many of the Christmas movies we love.
John and I hadn’t exchanged our gifts to each other yet, nor had we given the cats they’re presents, so we decided to celebrate our Christmas, Our-mas, yesterday. We slept in a bit, then put on Christmas music. I made bran muffins for breakfast, then we opened our presents. John knew what his big present was – I got his Rickenbacker bass adjusted for him, though we have to take it to another place to have it done properly. He seemed quite happy with his other gifts, even though two of them were kinda selfish gifts. The selfish ones were a huge drill bit set and this Doctor Who print.
I got an AMAZING present though. John gave me a Motorola Xoom tablet! It’s so much fun, and I’m already completely addicted. My stocking contained two 16GB SD cards for my camera – clearly my husband knows me well. The kitties got some new toys from BaxCatandCo on Etsy, which they love, and some kitty treats.
After the gift exchanges, John made a fire and we spent most of the afternoon watching Christmas movies.
We also made Christmas dinner – a turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, and cranberry sauce. It was delicious and we have lots of leftovers, which I always like. I’ll probably end up making turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches for lunch for the next few days.
It was a wonderful day, and I’m so glad we got to really get into Christmas, even if it was a bit after the actual day. I’ll miss our tree when we take it down, though we’re going to save a piece of a branch in our keepsake box since it’s our first tree together.
How was your Christmas? Are there any holiday traditions you just can’t do without?
Happy New Year!