We've had a good Christmas Eve - kinda low key and nothing fancy but just enjoying our time with each other. Bug has spent the day playing dress up - her aunt and uncle bought her a trunk of dress up clothes for Christmas which included a full fairy outfit, full ballerina outfit and a full Princess outfit. Pretty much every moment that we are hope she is in those dress up clothes! I'm kinda surprised, when she got the gift I figured she'd pay it very little attention but boy, was I wrong!!! Lol! The hubs and I have been trying to get the house and things in order so that we wouldn't have to worry about it for the rest of the weekend. Cleaning, picking up, organizing, getting wood chopped and ready, gifts wrapped, last minute grocery shopping, etc. I think we got everything done we needed too. I'm making pot roast tomorrow - I haven't had one in forever and I love the homey feeling that pot roast gives me. It's hearty, flavorful and fairly easy to fix. Add some good rolls and a good dessert and you are pretty set (thanks to my sis, C, for giving me the pot roast idea - she does it for her and her hubby at Christmas time too!). I'm making my "famous" Perfectly Chocolate cake. It's so rich and so good - I used to make it every year for my dad's birthday. I'm not doing much more then that really. I spent most of my time on Thanksgiving cooking and then cleaning up. Luckily my sis was there to help out. But I decided for Christmas I wanted to keep it fairly simple and easy.
We are doing the whole "Santa" thing this year - I'm not against Santa in any way, shape or form but we just have never done that. I don't want Bug getting all stuck on the idea to be honest. But she has kinda started it this year. Claiming present are going to be from Santa and asking about leaving him cookies and stuff like that. So we figured we'd play it up a bit this year. There are presents under the tree but none for her - she's asked! Lol! I keep telling her Santa is bringing hers so we'll see - Beej is really excited about playing it up too, eating the cookies later and putting her gifts out once she's in bed. We got her the one thing she has asked over and over and over for - I'll share later what it is, I just hope she's totally excited about getting it!
Have a wonderful Christmas Day, everyone! Can't wait to see pictures, hear stories and all that from my fellow bloggers! And I can't wait to share all the holiday festivities and excitement with my wonderful readers.....here are a few pics I snapped today. Enjoy!
Gandalf found a new spot to camp out in!
Bug is in love with dressing up right now - she is rarely in her own clothes lately!
Merry Christmas Eve, peeps!