Christmas Eve I took almost zero photos. I totally was distracted by Christmas cheer, I guess. We went to church, ate BBQ, and opened presents all with my parents, grandma and lil sis, Quinn.
And the above photo is the only one I took. Whoops.
Christmas morning we woke up early and headed to the other part of our family. Andrew and I stopped on the way and picked up some breakfast sandwiches and lattes.
Later at Andrew’s parents house we ate brunch. I went with a slice of pumpkin roll, egg casserole & berries.
Then we opened presents.
Some of my favorite presents were…
A Rok espresso maker from Andrew’s parents. I went from having zero espressos to having two espresso makers. One of my themes of life right now is trying to be less impulsive/more mindful. This Rok espresso maker is manual so it will make me slow down to make coffee in the morning…which I like. I can’t wait to start using it this week!
Another gift favorite was this apron my mom sewed for me. It wraps all around my waist. I mentioned to my mom that when I’m cooking I always end up with handprints on whatever I’m cooking on my backside. So she made me an apron that covers everything. I LOVE IT! I’m gonna wear it all the time (while cooking).
I also LOVED this anthro unicorn mug my sister gave me.
Andrew’s mom made us a delish Christmas dinner. Cornish hens + blue cheese roasted pears + asparagus + mashed potatoes.
The day after Christmas Andrew and I met my best friend and her husband for brunch at Hanan’s Cafe. I got chilaquiles + a vanilla latte. So good.
Later that day I went and got a sports massage. I probably get two massages a year and I adore them! I had never tried a sports massage before so I figured why not. I’ve been taking it mega easy on movement lately because I’ve been having some knee pain, so a sports massage that worked every muscle sounded epic. I went to Milk + Honey Spa, which is a spa I heard the name of a couple months ago and was like, “omg I wanna go.”
If you are in Houston, my massage therapist’s name was Olga. She was great! And she gave me some ideas for helping my knee pain. I’ve already had x-rays done…and they showed nothing. Ugh.
After the massage I took a steam shower and it was all just a magical couple of hours. They also had these dream catchers that were gorgeous. I forgot about dream catchers. Annndddd now I want some again. My mom always had them hanging in our rooms growing up:)
Then I went grocery shopping for the week. I’ve been craving Salata all the time, so I got the stuff to make us our own Salata salads at home so I don’t have to pay $10+/salad.
I mixed kale + romaine + cabbage for the salad base. For toppings I got all my favorites: rotisserie chicken, feta, parmesan, I made croutons out of Dave’s Killer Bread, radishes, corn salad, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, and bell peppers. Plus an herby salad dressing.
Paired with some Zevia. I didn’t think I liked the aftertaste of stevia, but this Cream Soda is pretty great.
And that was some of our Christmas! I hope you had a great holiday with your loved ones:)
What was your favorite part?!