I'm pretty amazed by how many bloggers make time to blog so much around the holidays. To be honest, I get kind of judgey about it like, "Why are you blogging instead of eating copious amounts of cheese-stuffed appetizers and drinking with friends until the wee hours?" I'm sure it's better time management skills on their parts, and envy on mine... really though, I don't get it. I haven't blogged any of my blessed holiday events because I was a busy bee while I was home. I felt like I was bouncing from one family/friend/future family-in-law event to the next--- always making sure to eat or drink every savory, sweet and glass of wine offered along the way. It was a well-needed trip home to see (almost) everybody I missed so dearly. I'm going to share some photos from Christmas in this post with Friendsgiving and New Year's Resolutions to follow later in the week. Yippee!!!
On Thursday, December 22, Gerry and I celebrated Christmas together alone in our apartment. I made the most delicious pork I've ever roasted (Recipe Here), then Gerry built us a fire, we exchanged gifts while listening to Christmas music, and rounded out the night with a little Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Perfect.
I marinated the pork for 24+ hours this time. And now I always will.
FYI, I wore that outfit to work that day. Gerry changed after work. (adorable) Nerd alert.
our baby tree.
Barefoot Contessa is my culinary heroine. She's so classy. Everything in this cookbook sounds amazing, and seems accessible to the everyday home cook / hostess w. the mostest.
Then Gerry gave me mitten paws ornaments, and I got weepy because that's how I roll. He's the sweetest boy.
Here are also a few photos of Christmas Day and Day-After-Christmas Brunch at my aunt's house.
This might just be my favorite Dixie picture. She wants help opening her gift. I was telling her to use her paws.
Delilah LOVES her tunnel. She was in it all week, and I'm betting she still is.
It was fantastic to be home for Christmas. I felt really lucky to be able to go home one last time (my parents are moving this month). Hope everyone reading this had a great holiday season as well.
Now that the holidays are over, do you feel sad or relieved? I'm kinda bumming. What's the point of winter after Christmas?