What a Wunderful Christmas this year!
Our celebrating started a little early with a weekend trip to Dayton, Ohio. My grandparents on my Dad’s side, as well as several of my aunts and uncles live there, or nearby. Growing up we always made the trip from Florida to Dayton for the holidays, so honestly my Grandparents house feels the most like the Christmas’s of my childhood.
It felt so nice to be there! My Dad’s side of the family is huge so there is always someone around and things to do. My Dad had flown up from Florida so we got to see him there too.
One of the highlights was learning how to make my Grandmother’s FAMOUS chocolate chip cookies. I learned all the secrets and took notes! She even told me I could share the recipe on the blog. I’ll have that post after the holidays.
AND… Marion’s Pizza!
Veggie for me, please!
I fed Marilyn, my grandparents White Squirel, nuts. You can tap on the window and she comes to the steps.
And ate beautiful holiday meal!
My aunt really put together an amazing and festive table.
The only disappointment was my Brother was scheduled to go to Dayton with us, but he got sick and had to stay home.
For the second year in a row, we spent Christmas Eve with our Goddaughter! Isabella’s parents and Grandparents throw a beautiful Christmas Eve party with a delicious meal around lunch time. It’s always such a festive way to spend the day.
Spending time with kids at Christmas is just magical! It is so much fun helping her get ready for Santa to arrive.
By Christmas day itself the hubs and I were pretty tired. We both only had off Wednesday from work, so we had a nice low key day at home. It was exactly what we both wanted.
We opened presents and got to spend some quality time together.
Somewhere along the line we started the tradition of getting a “single use” small appliance for the holidays. This year the hubby got me this breakfast sandwich maker. We tried it out and it is awesome.
What a perfect Christmas holiday.
It truly is a WUNDERful life.
Questions of the day:
How did you spend your Christmas?
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?