christmas 2014


We got our tree this year about 2 weeks before Christmas. Little man enjoyed helping out this year and running around all the trees.


Here it is, in all it’s decorated glory!

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We picked a smaller this year because our little man is much more mobile and likes to climb and jump on things.  So far, we’ve only had a few ornaments break and the tree survived the season. We need to use shatter proof ornaments moving forward, or at least the bottom half.


A week before Christmas, we hosted our annual house party with all the hubby’s co-workers and friends. I baked some treats, sugar cookie cups, graham cracker toffee crack, and peppermint chocolate bars.

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Every year we wonder how we are going to fit everyone, but every year we make it happen 🙂



A few days before Christmas, I made sure to slow down a bit, to savor the season and really think about what it means this year for us as a family.


My way of relaxing is to be in the kitchen, and bake and make little treats for teachers, co-workers, friends and family.


On Christmas eve, it was wear your pajamas, watch Christmas movies and drink hot chocolate day.

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We had a quiet night Christmas eve and I helped Santa wrap more presents for the little man. On Christmas morning, I woke up early to make blueberry oatmeal bake. After breakfast, we opened our presents.




One of my favorite gift wrapping this season was a book given to me by Irene, she included a personal picture from Instagram and added it to the gift. Loved it!


After the whole family took a long nap, we headed out to a family party for a late lunch.

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We ate a lot of Mexican dishes, included tamales and also the hubby made lobster teriyaki pasta.

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The day after Christmas, our little man opened more of his gifts.


I was busy in the kitchen getting ready for our dinner party that evening with my side of the family.



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And just like that, Christmas is over. We still have the tree up so I like to sit next to it every night and admiring it before we put it away next week.

We had a wonderful Christmas filled with joy, food and family events. I hope you had a joyful holiday season!!!


  1. SO much delicious food! I want all of your desserts 🙂 Glad the little man had a great Christmas!

  2. Awww your tree is so pretty!! I hope you guys have a wonderful new year!

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