Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are my two favorite days. I look forward to them all year and somehow they never seem to disappoint. I love the decorations, wrapped gifts, music and the excuse to eat anything and everything. The lights shine brighter, food tastes better and everyone seems to laugh louder.
After a few last minute tidings on Christmas Eve, I had a few of my favorites over for brunch.
Stuffed with cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate, I shooed everyone out of the house to get started on Christmas baking.
^ My little secret.
Hours later, officially covered in chocolate and flour, it was time to tidy and dapper up and head out to dinner.
Stuffed full of pasta and wine, we headed home, put on our party pants and exchanged gifts.
It’s safe to say, Lupin thoroughly enjoyed his very first Christmas
After the unanimous feeling of being spoiled, we all headed to bed, waiting for Santa to come.
Come Christmas morning, we were finally fully digested from dinner and started out on round two – cinnamon roll, apple coffee cake.
Stockings were unloaded, cake was eaten and naps were had. Then we got dressed up again and headed over for round three – dinner and presents with the entire family.
With full bellies and happy hearts, we all crawled home into bed, planning to sleep until the new year.