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A Christmas Recap

raindrops on umbrella

Christmas of 2015 will be remembered as the warmest one we’ve ever experienced.

On Christmas Eve, I told Mr. FG, “You know, I can’t remember a Christmas this warm.” and when I looked it up, I discovered I was right!   It hasn’t been this temperate in December since the 1930s.

Which was, you know, a while before I was born.

This is certainly the first time I’ve opened Christmas presents while wearing a tank top.

warm christmas

And it’s definitely the first time we’ve opened presents with the windows open.

warm christmas

sonia christmas

(the girls got hair chalk from their aunt, so their hair has had streaks of random colors lately.)

christmas

penguin lip gloss

(Lip gloss.   Purchased mostly because, hello, cute penguin!)

joshua

the frugal girl

lisey christmas

We had our usual breakfast of caramel monkey bread.

caramel monkey bread

And we stayed home all day, just the six of us, which is pretty much a 100% awesome way to spend Christmas day.   Super relaxing, super easy, super low-stress.

(We gathered with Mr. FG’s family the weekend before and my family the weekend after.)

We ate our usual dinner of crepes, fruit, sausage, and sparkling juice.

christmas dinner

It’s not exactly a traditional Christmas meal, but it’s what we do every year.

Which does kind of make it a tradition. 😉

Mr. FG and I teamed up to make the crepes, as we always do.

(Our cast iron skillet is too heavy to hold with one hand, so I pour the batter, he tilts the pan to spread the batter, and then I handle the flipping of the half-cooked crepes.)

christmas crepes

Several of you asked for some details about what we bought for our kids, but I haven’t taken pictures of all the gifts.   So, look for that on Thursday.

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How was your Christmas? Do you like to stay home on Christmas, or do you feel more festive if you get out and about to visit people?

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EcoCatLady

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Gosh... apparently here in Colorado we're getting all of the winter that everyone else is missing! It's been one snow storm after another here, and I don't think we've seen the thermometer crawl above freezing in over a week. My parents both caught terrible colds, so we've postponed our Christmas until after the New Year. Hopefully, the weather will improve by then! In the meantime, I've been hibernating with the fe-lions and crying my way through every sentimental Christmas move that Netflix has to offer. Not a bad way to spend the holiday!

ovbal

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!

Megg

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

We have no local family so we stayed home together and it was really nice. This is the second year we've stayed home and I love it. We had a roast for dinner and mimosas and cinnamon rolls for breakfast and talked/facetimed with family in the afternoon.

Karen@simplystashless

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

For me, Christmas Eve is for socializing, Christmas Day is for relaxing. Most people I know are frazzled after Christmas from all the shopping and prep leading up to the holiday. I've gotten more and more laid back about it over the years. Gifts are mostly handmade and simple. Much better to me than the years I shopped and shipped and baked up a storm. :-)

Danielle

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

We ran all over on Christmas Day. All three meals at a different family member's house. I appreciate spending time with extended family, but I certainly envy your relaxing Christmas! Running here, there, and everywhere with a toddler is a bit stressful....Or a lot stressful.

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