Christmas

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.

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After a few last minute tidings on Christmas Eve, I had a few of my favorites over for brunch.

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Stuffed with cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate, I shooed everyone out of the house to get started on Christmas baking.

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^ My little secret.

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Hours later, officially covered in chocolate and flour, it was time to tidy and dapper up and head out to dinner.

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Stuffed full of pasta and wine, we headed home, put on our party pants and exchanged gifts.

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It’s safe to say, Lupin thoroughly enjoyed his very first Christmas

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After the unanimous feeling of being spoiled, we all headed to bed, waiting for Santa to come.

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Come Christmas morning, we were finally fully digested from dinner and started out on round two – cinnamon roll, apple coffee cake.

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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.

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With full bellies and happy hearts, we all crawled home into bed, planning to sleep until the new year.

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