This year was the very first year (in the 28 years of my life) that I haven't spent Christmas eve/Christmas morning waking up at my parents house. I was a little worried that with this being the case & with the recent move, I was going to be a bit melancholy. I decided early on to face it with positivity & look at it as way to make new traditions for Creed & myself. & I have to be completely honest, I enjoyed every second of our little Christmas in Colorado. I got to FaceTime with most of my family in Georgia & the rest of the time was spent relaxing & cuddling with the two puggies & my husband (most of the time in our pajamas). A successful & very happy Christmas, if I do say so myself.
We carried over a few traditions that we usually do with my family, like starting a puzzle on Christmas Eve (we finished it on Christmas day). We also get special Christmas pj's every year & we took full advantage of wearing them.
On Christmas morning, we got up at our leisure & made Christmas breakfast - orange danish rolls & veggie sausage in a blanket. Then we opened up all our prizes, my mom did way too much for us (as always) & made sure all her packages arrived in time. (how awesome is this RetroWhale print I got from Creed?!?! I'm so in love)
Then I made us a late Christmas lunch/dinner - twiced baked potatoes, roasted asparagus, roasted brussel sprouts, green bean casserole & honey glazed carrots. Yum!! We took naps, watched lots of Christmas movies & then played in the snow!!
Overall, I just felt extremely lucky & grateful to have the family I do have (no matter how far away) & to be exactly where I am in my life at this moment. I know that 2012 is going to be amazing & I can't wait to explore this new chapter in our lives! I hope everyone had a warm & merry Christmas! hugs & cheek pecks, meghan ♥