We had the best time having a "vacation" at my parents house for the past few days and enjoying the holiday, the eve of Christmas and the eve eve (all to come). A tradition that we started last year was to celebrate the holiday "just the two" before all the actual Christmas celebrations began. This has grown to become a favorite of mine because it's a time to just focus on the two of us enjoying Christmas by ourselves.
This year we celebrated on the 22nd and intended to go out for dinner (like we did last year) then come home to open presents under our tree. It was pouring the night we celebrated (similar to most of this week) and we decided to ditch the dinner plans and order in - strombolis and a salad to share. This was Stella's first time getting
the final gift of the night that I was instructed to find in the tree - Santa most definitely did great this year.
Later this week I'll be sharing about the Eve(s) of Christmas as well as Christmas day.