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Christmas 2021 – Kath Eats Actual Meals

Right here’s a recap of our household’s Christmas 2021 celebration.

Hello associates! I hope you had an excellent vacation week.

We spent Christmas in Hillsborough with my facet of the fam since final 12 months (pre-vaccines) we didn’t journey. This 12 months it was an important reduction to have all the adults boosted and the older youngsters vaccinated. The cousins had a good time taking part in at ages 2 (Avery), 3 (Birch), 5 (Emerson), and 9 (Mazen)!  

Presents In North Backyard

Earlier within the week, we did a present change with Thomas’s fam.

All of Mazen’s desires got here true when Nona arrange a scavenger hunt that ended with this hoverboard!!

He’s a professional already! I’m not going close to it – I might in all probability break one thing (esp. after I went head first over his scooter final 12 months!)

Christmas Pizza

The day earlier than Christmas Thomas spent many of the afternoon making his household’s conventional Italian Christmas pizza. We now have the recipe and a photograph how-to prepared for a weblog submit. I’m unsure if it would go up quickly or if I’ll watch for subsequent vacation season to publish it. 

Christmas Eve in Hillsborough 

We drove right down to North Carolina on Christmas Eve morning in a automotive filled with presents. 

Mother has adorned the home with a lot of my grandmother’s heirlooms – from her classic Santas to flags she made that after hung in her church.

These picket reindeer have been within the yard yearly I can keep in mind! 

Christmas pizza and chili was on the lunch menu! With an IPA. 

Christmas Eve

I ready a giant charcuterie board following the step-by-step in my Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board submit however with completely totally different substances. 

For dinner we had Hillsborough BBQ with brisket, pork, beans, hushpuppies and extra. 

And Candace (my brother-in-law’s mother) made this scrumptious chocolate cheesecake. 

The boys wrote a notice to Santa and mentioned goodnight. 

I want I might say I didn’t see them till daylight, however I heard some bumps within the evening and went into Mazen and Emerson’s room to search out the lights on and the beds empty. 

I discovered Mazen roaming the home with all of the lights on the primary flooring on. The time? 4:15am!!! WTH! (Emerson had gone to her mother and father’ toilet.) Fortunately as soon as I acquired Mazen again in mattress and studying his kindle he fell again asleep till all the children awoke round 7. 

Santa got here!

Highlights have been a Harry Potter lego for Mazen, and for Birch, the ambulance he’s been speaking about nonstop for weeks! 

For the ladies – an Elsa costume and a scooter!

Vacation Jog

Mid-morning as soon as the presents have been opened and the kids taking part in, I slipped out for a fast 2 mile jog. I wanted slightly quiet and slightly contemporary air! I went to my previous elementary faculty and got here again in 20 minutes so Thomas might do the identical. 

Christmas Brunch

We had pastries, fruit salad, quiche, Christmas pizza, and mimosas + bloodys. 

Play Time

After brunch all of us walked to the elementary faculty to let the children get out all of their power. Thomas, Matt, David and I performed slightly soccer! Pea + Birch performed a number of pirate ship. Mazen loved the Gaga pit. 

We have been blessed with 70 diploma climate, and I took a nap on the porch throughout child relaxation time! “She had simply settled right down to an extended winter’s nap…. 

Present Change

Throughout pleased hour we did our annual secret Santa present change – everybody will get one nice present! I acquired a brand new pair of Ugg slippers and a Rewind candle. Guess who my Santa was?? Thomas! 

Christmas Dinner

Dad carved the ham, and we had candy potatoes, brussels, inexperienced beans, brandied pears and rolls. 

+ Cherry Pie a la mode from Bye Bye Gluten bakery (my sister is gluten-free) 

We got here house on the twenty sixth to the presents that carry on giving

Merry Christmas to you and yours!



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