Best Christmas Ever!

I'd have to say that I just experienced the best Christmas I've ever had. I thought I would write it down so that I'd remember it forever! Although, I don't think that it would be very hard to forget. Don't feel like you have to read this- It's a post for me really.

I did have to work EVERYDAY aside from Christmas, but as you may have heard me mention more than a few times, this is my first Christmas day off in what would have been 6 years. That alone was enough to make it memorable. I went all out this year, bought presents early so I wouldn't be stressed, wrapped them nicely and took my time, baked up a storm with my boyfriends mom, and had a couple members of MY family ( they're not big on getting together) up for lunch the week prior to the 25th.

I spend Friday night ( the 23rd) with Shaun's close family friends. Usually I get so nervous I can hardly speak, around Shaun's friends and family, but this time I just relaxed and tried to enjoy myself, we were at a party for crying out loud! He's so lucky to have such great people around him and I feel grateful to have spent time with them, sometimes I just get shy. I got my hair done that day, ( and they curled it and it looked really pretty!) which usually helps my confidence. I just let loose a little finally around those people and it felt so good. The next morning didn't feel so good however.
I had to work Christmas Eve, and my customers were grouchy, it was SO busy, there were only 2 staff on, and I was re-experiencing my cake vodka from the previous night over and over again. Never, EVER again will I drink UV cake vodka. I think I'll still be called 'cupcake' for quite some time though.
Anyways,after the disasterous ( but memorable) day, I went back to Shaun's mothers house for some food and relaxation. We also watched Miracle on 34th street, which is one of my favourites.

Christmas morning was AMAZING. Shaun and I have been together for more than a year, however last year he was in Victoria with his Dad, and I worked, sp this was really our FIRST Christmas together. This year we had the whole deal. Shaun made breakfast, ( Eggs Benny with salmon lox to DIE FOR) and we had a bit of champagne and OJ. He got me a new Camera ( I posted my favourite Christmas picture below) and a gift certificate ( a gracious one!) forLulu lemon
( Lulu Lemon started here in British Columbia- fun fact of the day) . Were going on a shopping/family visits/new years trip next week and I cant wait to buy some new lulu pants!~ Shaun can't wait for me to get them either ;)

We were spoiled absolutely rotten by our families. I don't think I've ever gotten so many gifts in my life. And then we spent the evening at Shaun's auntie's house where they had a fresh turkey, plenty of wine and some amazing family to visit with.
I just love his family to bits. They are so warm, and kind, and hilarious, and laid back. I still get shy around them but its easy to tell how amazing they are. Good people. I just felt like this Christmas was absolutely perfect. Relaxing, enjoyable, and warm. All the things I hoped it would be and more. I am sad its over but excited for 2012.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and cheers to reading some great books in 2012!

I'll leave you with my favourite holiday pic I took on the new camera- Shaun's brother swimming in the mounds of wrapping paper!

2 comments:

  • Lan | December 27, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    So glad you had such a great Christmas! Your story is so sweet. It would be nice to be able to spend time with your partners family without feeling self conscious. I think at the end of the day we book bloggers are a bit shy :)

  • Stepping Out of the Page | January 1, 2012 at 5:17 AM

    Yay! It's fantastic that you had such a good Christmas. I hope that your new year is fantastic too! I'm a new follower of yours :)