As expected Christmas this year was really wonderful and being able to spent it with my friends and family was even better! We laughed a lot and we definitely ate a lot. It is so easy to just say that it is okay to eat a lot because it's Christmas. We have been using that excuse for the last week and now that New year's is coming we will have another excuse. There is just something special about the food that makes everything much better! I have a whole philosphy about it, but this might not be the right time to start analyzing it...
Back to Christmas Eve! In my family we always have a traditional Finnish Christmas where we usually go to sauna and just have a traditional Christmas dinner that includes a big piece of ham, different salads, porkkanalaatikko and lanttu which for most people smells like fart, but we just love to eat that stuff! Even the girls tried it and they didn't seem to hate it!
After food came the best part which was the opening of the presents!
My parents were good this year as they got many gifts ;)
My sister and her husband didn't do too bad either!
Pia and Tess drew this on the gift they gave me. It's pretty obvious that I am the little short one in the middle hehe! What can you do...bad genes!
I was pretty happy to wear my new hat!
Once we all opened our presents our night ended with cheesecake and gingerbread cookies! (more food, yes!)
Besides I found this quote and for me it couldn't be more true!
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Can't wait for New year's!