Hey sweet peas! My favourite day of the year has been and gone, but we have so much to share with you - so let's have a look at our Christmas Celebrations! >>
WARNING: Cute puppies ahead
But at 6am, my shopping spree was done and Jesse was awake so we got up and had some breakfast and began moving the mass of Christmas presents from our front tree to the tree in our living room.
We all went a littttttttttttttleeeeeeeeeeeee overboard on Christmas presents this year (as we always do) and at 7am everyone was finally awake and it was time to open presents!
And of course, I kept up with tradition and was so excited to give Jesse this year's bauble.
This year we found ourselves totally obsessed with Supernatural and watched all 10 seasons back to back so I knew that would be the perfect ornament for 2014. One side has "Carry on my wayward son" (the Supernatural Finale song) and the other has a version of Dean and Sam's anti-possession tattoo.
He always bought me a gorgeous fob watch necklace, Lindt Balls (because he recently discovered some flavours were gluten free!), some clothes and a bunch of other little gifts.
And because we're those crazy pet owners, both dogs had their Christmas outfits on. Chanel wore her Santa's Little Elf dress all day (and the Santa hat for a grand total of 5 minutes) because she actually really loves wearing her little t-shirts and dresses and prances around trying to show everyone how cute she is.
Trixie, whilst stinkin' cute, isn't so much a fan of wearing outfits so the bow stayed on for about 3 seconds and her dress lasted about an hour before she decided she wanted it off ;P
After opening presents in the morning, we rushed off to church before heading back home to relax and wait for my cousins to arrive for Christmas dinner.
Dinner was the usual with a couple of extra additions now that we've got a Southerner in the fam; Freshly sliced leg ham off the bone, roasted turkey, roast pork and crackling, dressing (basically what you put inside the turkey only baked in a pan so it's crispy and crunchy), potato salad, salad, baked mac and cheese, boiled eggs, corn and beetroot (because if my Mum put beetroot in the salad, Jesse the beetroot hater would freak :P).
Dessert was my Healthy Pumpkin Pie, Mum's classic Christmas Pudding and my Easy Gluten Free Fruit Cake served with custard.
The puppers were clearly tuckered out after such a busy day and we all ended up heading to bed pretty early with bellies full of food!
So all in all, I'd say it was a very successful Christmas! Jesse and I are so incredibly blessed and so thankful for our family, friends, loved ones and you guys who take the time to read our blog!
But tell me, how was your Christmas? I want to hear all about it!
And what's your favourite Christmas food?
It's not Christmas to me without Christmas Pudding (now actually this Fruit Cake) and Custard. We alternate between Christmas lunch and dinner each year to fit in with my cousins, however, I think I prefer a more casual lunch meal than a big dinner.