I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas! I’ve chatted with the family back home, and yes, I am jealous they had a white Christmas – Jacob and I had our first Christmas alone… with Timmy of course! It was lovely!
My stay-cation started with a new van Hulst Christmas eve tradition… Tandoori Chicken that Jacob marinated for 2 days and popped on the BBQ. Very nice! We decorated our mini-tree and watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (one of the 2 best Christmas movies ever, only tied with A Christmas Story). We were also visited by the Christmas Huntsman… Bahhh!!!(Apologizes for the iPhone pics on this one… )
Christmas morning is for sleeping in. But saw my xmas pressie from Jacob. Yay!!! New big canvases! And some adorable artwork he mastered on the plastic covering. I almost don’t want to use them and ruin his artwork!! I crocheted him a neck warmer with some nice merino wool and some sweet old vintage US Navy sailor buttons I had. I’m going to make myself one. I love it!
We had a few soy flat whites, a few mimosas with super freshly squeezed orange juice (thanks to Jenny’s xmas gift from about 10 years ago, yes, my fancy 1950’s orange juice maker..), a couple crossiants with my homemade cherry plum jam.. and then Jacob went nuts in the kitchen… Eggs with Gravalax and onions and chili. Oh goodness – Yum!!!
They rest of the day we lounged, went for a walk around the park with Timmy. Then came back to make dinner, Bugs!!!! I made some potato salad and peach salsa. Yes, we basically just pigged out all day!
I spent some time later in the day with my camera around the house. The light was perfect and I couldn’t resist.
Anyway. Back to doing some domesticness that is catching up on laundry and grey-watering the garden.