Right here’s a recap of our household’s Christmas 2021 celebration.
Hello pals! I hope you had a very good vacation week.
We spent Christmas in Hillsborough with my aspect of the fam since final yr (pre-vaccines) we didn’t journey. This yr it was an ideal reduction to have all the adults boosted and the older youngsters vaccinated. The cousins had a good time enjoying at ages 2 (Avery), 3 (Birch), 5 (Emerson), and 9 (Mazen)!
Presents In North Backyard
Earlier within the week, we did a present change with Thomas’s fam.
All of Mazen’s desires got here true when Nona arrange a scavenger hunt that ended with this hoverboard!!
He’s a professional already! I’m not going close to it – I’d most likely break one thing (esp. after I went head first over his scooter final yr!)
The day earlier than Christmas Thomas spent a lot of the afternoon making his household’s conventional Italian Christmas pizza. Now we have the recipe and a photograph how-to prepared for a weblog put up. I’m unsure if it would go up quickly or if I’ll look ahead to subsequent vacation season to publish it.
Christmas Eve in Hillsborough
We drove all the way down to North Carolina on Christmas Eve morning in a automotive full of presents.
Mother has embellished the home with a lot of my grandmother’s heirlooms – from her classic Santas to flags she made that when hung in her church.
These wood reindeer have been within the yard yearly I can keep in mind!
Christmas pizza and chili was on the lunch menu! With an IPA.
I ready a giant charcuterie board following the step-by-step in my Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board put up however with completely totally different substances.
For dinner we had Hillsborough BBQ with brisket, pork, beans, hushpuppies and extra.
And Candace (my brother-in-law’s mother) made this scrumptious chocolate cheesecake.
The boys wrote a word to Santa and mentioned goodnight.
I want I may say I didn’t see them till daylight, however I heard some bumps within the evening and went into Mazen and Emerson’s room to search out the lights on and the beds empty.
I discovered Mazen roaming the home with all of the lights on the primary flooring on. The time? 4:15am!!! WTH! (Emerson had gone to her dad and mom’ rest room.) Fortunately as soon as I obtained Mazen again in mattress and studying his kindle he fell again asleep till all the children awakened round 7.
Santa got here!
Highlights had been a Harry Potter lego for Mazen, and for Birch, the ambulance he’s been speaking about nonstop for weeks!
For the ladies – an Elsa costume and a scooter!
Mid-morning as soon as the presents had been opened and the kids enjoying, I slipped out for a fast 2 mile jog. I wanted a bit quiet and a bit contemporary air! I went to my previous elementary college and got here again in 20 minutes so Thomas may do the identical.
We had pastries, fruit salad, quiche, Christmas pizza, and mimosas + bloodys.
After brunch all of us walked to the elementary college to let the children get out all of their power. Thomas, Matt, David and I performed a bit soccer! Pea + Birch performed a lot of pirate ship. Mazen loved the Gaga pit.
We had been blessed with 70 diploma climate, and I took a nap on the porch throughout child relaxation time! “She had simply settled all the way down to a protracted winter’s nap….“
Throughout joyful hour we did our annual secret Santa reward change – everybody will get one nice reward! I obtained a brand new pair of Ugg slippers and a Rewind candle. Guess who my Santa was?? Thomas!
Dad carved the ham, and we had candy potatoes, brussels, inexperienced beans, brandied pears and rolls.
+ Cherry Pie a la mode from Bye Bye Gluten bakery (my sister is gluten-free)
We got here dwelling on the twenty sixth to the presents that carry on giving
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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