Blogmas Day 24: We’ve come to the end

Hi guys and happy Christmas Eve! I hope all of you had a lovely day today, full of friends, family, and fond memories in the making! For this last day of Blogmas, I’m posting a proper (rambling) blog post about how we spent our rather non-traditional Christmas Eve Day.

After sleeping in this morning (for the first time in forever) we bundled up and headed out to a local restaurant that specializes in pancakes. I had lingonberry crepes, which were divine, with fresh orange juice (something I have been too lazy/busy to make at home lately). Nick had eggnog french (eggy) toast, and Evie had the banana pancakes. Sorry, no food photos. We pretty much tore in as soon as the plates hit the table!

Afterwards, I had my heart set on ice skating. Unfortunately for us, however, all of the local rinks closed early today (but I certainly don’t begrudge the workers the time off, of course!). We’ve only been skating once so far this winter, and It’s my favorite cold weather pastime, by far. Ice skating is easier than roller in many respects, so I’m able to do a fair amount of spins (albeit, poorly). Although falling on ice is a great deal more painful!

Nick wanted to go home and watch Christmas movies for the rest of the day, but I was set on doing something out and together as a family. That’s how this happened. . .


I actually hate bowling, a lot. I don’t like wearing the shoes, putting my fingers in the dodgy holes in the bowling balls, or lifting heavy things (leg weights are about the most I’ll tolerate during workouts). But for some reason Evie really likes it and so does Nick. He is the one who suggested it, and after seeing Evie’s excitement at the prospect (and that it was just about the only place open), I gave in. It really wasn’t that bad and we had fun together, which was the point after all, so I don’t regret going. (:


When we got home, we did watch some Christmas films, and ate some delicious Thai food. Jasmine rice with tomato, yum! 🙂 And now here I am, trying to get this blog post up before the Christmas Eve chaos begins. Ah, attempting to keep her in bed whilst Nick and I begin our annual one-night-job, working pro bono for Santa. (: At least this year Nick (not to be confused with the saint) picked up some prosecco and chocolates to help us elves keep merry!


Tomorrow morning I plan to take loads of pictures of the little one as she tears into the (as of yet unassembled-ugh!) pile of gifts! Then we will be off to our family Christmas get together with Nick’s parents, 3 brothers, my lovely sisters-in-law, and Evie’s many cousins.

I have a feeling, after looking through the many Christmas photos, I just might be inspired to write an encore Blogmas post tomorrow, but we’ll see how exhausted I am when the time arrives. (;

Goodnight guys! Well unless you are fellow parents–we’ve got a long one ahead of us tonight (solidarity! ha ha). I’m so glad I was able to do Blogmas this year and share a bit of my life with all of you lovely readers (no, I haven’t opened the prosecco yet, this is bloody Christmas spirit talking!). But really, I appreciate each and every one of you! 🙂

Happy Christmas,




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Busy professional and parent (to 1 human, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and a Shih Tzu. I enjoy blogging about this and that, generally in the wee hours of morning. I’m also a ballet dancer, competitive roller figure skater, and portrait artist. Current obsessions include: horror films, shopping for things vintage and handmade, experimenting with essential oils, and slowly restoring our big old house by the beach.

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