Christmas Day


This Christmas was unique for us as a couple for many reasons. We are in a new city, newly married and far away from family and friends. It was just us and the dogs and it ended up being a pretty amazing day.

I’m not going to lie, the day started off a little shaky. Brian and I both woke up in weird moods…it was almost like we went into auto pilot ready to take on Christmas day. Brian rushed out to the garage to get wood for the fire and I rushed to make breakfast. We both felt stressed, it came on just as easily as pushing a button with no clear reason. Maybe it has something to do with what I wrote about in this post. But thankfully we realized it was crazy and unnecessary to feel anything but joy, so we snapped out of it. There was no time table for things to get done and we had no where to be, so we took a deep breath and started to thoroughly enjoy our first Christmas as a family.

Brian surprised me with a brand new pair of pajamas (he bought some for himself too) and we put them on first thing in the morning and stayed in them all day. He also reminded me that I bought us new pajamas on our first two Christmases together and he wanted to bring back the tradition.


I made our very first puff pancake and it was so easy and delicious. I found it here a while ago and have always wanted to make one. I’m pretty sure eating these is going to be a regular thing around here.



Throughout the day we had some FaceTime with family and talked to everyone on the phone. It wasn’t the same, but it was nice to be able to see people on Christmas. Technology rocks like that these days.


The dogs received toys…and they were so happy.


Logan destroyed his in a matter of minutes. Getting those teeth pulled totally changed this guy. He is like a puppy again.



We snacked throughout the day and Brian played around with some new cocktails. He got a muddler and mojito glasses from his brother, so it only made sense to have ourselves some delicious mojitos…and yes, they were delicious….Brian’s good like that…and I’m lucky.


For dinner Brian made carnitas and shrimp. We got to make our own tacos and it felt like a picnic minus the park. It was low key, romantic and sweet. We had a ton of leftovers that we enjoyed for the rest of the week.


Brian loves chocolate pudding pie, so I finally whipped one up. It was super easy and fun to make. And I must say it was perfect ending the night with a slice of pudding pie by the fire.



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