Wow, what a week it's been: Jet has been super sick, I was sick as well, throw in a couple of doctor visits, and some last minute Christmas preparations, and you've got yourself a bit of a crazy and hectic time but it all culminated into a wonderful Christmas day today as we celebrated it with Matt's family. We are so thankful for all the joy and blessings this holiday brings and we praise the Lord for the gift of His life that grants us ours.
Peameal bacon was something I never heard of before coming to Canada but it's very good and much leaner than its regular bacon counterpart. That egg frittata was also very tasty and low on calories, let me know if you want the recipe.
You can never go wrong with fresh fruit
Homemade cinnamon rolls - so good!
The fam (Mark and Tara came over later)
Monkey's 1st Christmas - and he's pretty happy about it too
And yes, that is Matt playing Speed Scrabble with us which is a gift in itself:) (p.s. Matt typically hates playing games so this was big)
The tree. Every year my mother-in-law buys Christmas ornaments for each person signifying a special event in that person's life that year. These are all the ornaments from all the years past. I love this tradition!
Jet's 1st Christmas present! From his Mommy and Daddy.
Since he loves banging on mine and Matt's laptop all the time, we decided to rescue our technical devices and get Jet his very own. He liked it - for about 30 seconds, then he just wanted to play with the wrapping paper and boxes.
Mark and Tara drowning in all the presents. Our parents spoil us to the max at Christmas, it's quite ridiculous how much they give us, we really feel so overwhelmed with all their thoughtfulness and generosity.
Daniel is stoked
There was hardly any room to walk there were so many presents everywhere
You can definitely see some British influence here in Canada and one of the ways is in the tradition of Christmas Crackers. These are typically filled with some small trinkets, candies, and a paper crown. I wanted to try making some homemade ones this year filled with fun little items suited to each person, I had a blast putting them all together and am liking this idea as a possible yearly Christmas tradition.
Everyone wearing their crowns, ready to feast like kings and queens!