Hi loves!

I hope everyone had a wonderful love filled Christmas!

We all know Christmas is more than just getting gifts, but more importantly about spending time with our loved ones and family.

However, I was very lucky this year and got all of the above.

Matt and I did our Christmas on Monday night as I had to work Christmas Eve and almost immediately after I got off work we were on the road to his parents.

Let me tell you, that kid spoiled me rotten this year!

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You know you’re a foodie when these are the gifts your fiance gets you.

He knows me oh too well, I love it.  I am so excited to try out some of my new kitchen gadgets!!

Fresh juice, waffles and donuts are in my near future!!

After I got off work we hit the road to head up to Matt’s parents. Once we arrived we quickly got into the Christmas spirit!

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  What’s Christmas without reindeer antlers?

We ended up having  a very low key night, had some dinner, watched some Christmas movies on TV and called it an early night.

We had to get to bed so santa could come right?

Christmas morning we all kind of arose at the same time, had our morning tea and coffee and got ready for the day.

We have a few traditions for Christmas at Matt’s parents. The first being breakfast is always cinnamon rolls!

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breakfast

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You seriously can’t go wrong with cinnamon rolls.

Warm, ooey and gooey, fresh from the oven.

Soon after our bellies were full from breakfast the presents were passed out!

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Matt was clearly very excited. And Delilah was very hopeful there was something in there for her.

As per usual Matt’s parents spoiled us and we both got some really neat things.

But I think even more exciting than the gifts, it was time for Christmas dinner.

One thing I love about Matt’s parents is holiday’s are very low key.

That doesn’t mean it’s not delicious and they even break out the good china for us…

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…but in terms of the food we don’t slave in the kitchen all day. To us it is more about spending time together, enjoying and relaxing the short amount of time we do get to spend together. And that is just the way I like it and appreciate them for it.

But again, this does not mean there is not a lot of good food.

Because there is!

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dinner

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I am always in charge of making the salads and Matt’s mom does an amazing job cooking the turkey and ham. (I seriously forget how much I love ham!) We let Bob Evans and Stove Top take care of the mashed potatoes and stuffing.

Needless to say I was stuffed and happy at the end of dinner.

I didn’t snap a picture, but I did manage to save room for Matt’smom’s home made pumpkin pie. And some may or may not have made it home with us.

Before we left family pictures had to happen.

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matt and i

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If you think Matt and I are silly, well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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family

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Just another reason why I love his family!

Sadly we soon had to head home as Matt had to work the next day.

Once we got home and unpacked we sat back, ate some leftovers and ended our Christmas with a glass of red wine.

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.life.is.good.

Well my loves, again, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and now we have the New Year’s to look forward too.

(and I have a 30th birthday to dread look forward too)

Happy Holidays.

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What Christmas gift that you got are you most excited about?
Do you have New Year’s Eve plans?