Merry Christmas Everyone!
Or Happy Holidays.
Whatever your holiday is at this time, I hope it was amazing!
Matthew and I spent our Christmas in Toronto this year. I only had a few days off from work this year and tickets to Calgary are expensive!
So it was just Matt and I this Christmas for our first Christmas together as a married couple.
And even though it was just the two of us, we certainly had a great time!
Our tree went up the first week of December:
Decorated with our favourite colours, red and purple!
I love our tree. There is something so soothing about sitting by the tree at night with just the tree on while listening to Christmas music.
On the night before Christmas (hahaha see what I did there?) we watched the best Christmas movie ever.
Ok, not a Christmas movie, but we wanted something different this Christmas eve.
I was so excited to go to bed and wake up in the morning. (And not just for Santa, haha).
I couldn’t wait for Matt to open his Christmas gifts! I think I picked up the best gifts for him this year 😀
We woke up fairly early Christmas morning (we both have been waking up early lately so this was nothing new except that it was CHRISTMAS!) and made breakfast!
Pillsbury Strawberry Turnovers!
Matt helped me make them. That’s why they aren’t burnt.
But he let me ice them!
I started with the ones on the bottom and made it look all pretty then quickly ran out of icing and had to get creative with the rest… Can I do anything right in the kitchen?
They were really yummy though.
Opening gifts with Matt was fun, we got stockings filled with socks (you know you’re becoming an adult when you’re excited about getting socks for Christmas) and I got 3 new scarves!
This scarf is from and Matt and my mom got me that pretty headband! Well done to both. I love sparkles.
I also got two new giant mugs so I can make giant matcha latte’s with. YAY MATCHA!
When Matt started opening up my gifts, I told him that I was giving him a Star Wars Christmas. (Que excited Matt here)
I got him a Start Wars watch, a Darth Vader Mug, a POP! Darth Vader, a Darth Vader alarm clock and the new BB-8 droid! (Can you tell his favourite character is Darth Vader?)
I think I nailed it on the head! He spent most of the rest of the day playing with BB-8. He’s so cute! He runs around and checks things out and you can talk to him and give him commands.
After we did gifts, we turned on the TV and found out that the Comedy network was doing a marathon of The Big Bang Theory so we kept that on in the background the rest of the day.
We are such nerds.
I love us.
After watching an episode or two I realized we didn’t have any dessert for after dinner!
So I decided to bake Red Velvet Cupcakes.
On a whim.
Because I’m spontaneous like that.
From the box. Of course.
I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil because I find it makes the cupcakes lighter.
And I had no vegetable oil.
And guess what??
They turned out ok!
Look at that pretty cupcake!
Now, all of them didn’t turn out as pretty as this one, but they all tasted good so I’m counting that as a victory.
I also helped Matt make dinner!
And by help I mean I peeled the sweet potatoes, cut them and mashed them with brown sugar and nutmeg.
So I did the sweet potatoes.
Matt did the potatoes, carrots, green beans, gravy, and roast beef.
But I still helped!
And friends, when I say that this dinner was delicious, it was TO DIE FOR.
I mean, it was so good that all we could talk about for the last few days is how good dinner was.
Matt put garlic and onion powder into the mashed potatoes and he cooked the beef “low and slow” and gave it a lot of “love”. IT WAS SO GOOD.
We should all give our meat some love.
I wish there was a way I could let you all taste it.
The people who run the internet should get on that. (Tasting the internet!)
We had white wine and rum all night. (Or maybe Matt had one glass of wine and I had the rest of the bottle… but who’s counting?)
So that was our low-key Christmas.
We watched Big Bang for hours, made a kick ass meal, delicious cupcakes, drank alcohol, played with BB-8 and cuddled on the couch.
Even though we wished we were home or in Wawa with our families, we had a great day together and I wouldn’t have changed it for anything.
Because I love him.
And Christmas is about being with the ones you love right?
Que. cute Who’s singing that Christmas song around the Christmas tree at the end of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.