Three Christmases

Merry belated Christmas! Hope you had a great time with family and friends, Santa was good to you, and you ate lots of good food. I was working on a cartoon “present” for you guys (I know, lucky you), but I wasn’t able to finish it in time (I know, I suck). So if you feel like laughing head on over to last year’s cartoon. If you don’t feel like laughing, stay here. I don’t either. I’m still too full and laughing might split my pants.

I was very, very lucky this year to enjoy THREE Christmases (which means three Christmas dinners!!!). They were all really amazing times with family and I really do feel lucky. My Dad and stepmom Mona always celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, so that’s where Evan and I headed on Tuesday, along with my stepbro Rusty and his girlfriend Lesley. Each of us couples got each other a gift card to LCBO (the liquor store), so we all had a good laugh when we opened those.

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My Dad would like you to know that he is happy, honestly. He was just not smiling because he thought he had something in his teeth. But he is doing very well after his hip surgery!

The table was beautifully festive for Christmas.

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And traditional Christmas Eve dinner was delicious.

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Christmas Dinner #1

Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potato gravy volcanoes…all the good things. Pretty delicious dessert also.

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The tradition at my Dad’s is always the same for Christmas Eve. Dinner, then presents, then dessert. And some hangout time with the biggest housecat in the land.

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He’s like a lion.

My family made Evan feel very welcome and we both scored some great gifts. And gave some. We got my dad a digital weather station because he LOVES the weather. Now he will be able to tell not only the temperature, but the humidity percentage outside AND inside. I think it might be his dream.

After my dad’s, we drove to Evan’s Nana’s to spend Christmas Day with their family.

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His Nana was so happy to see the boys.

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She is such a sassy minx. She really makes me laugh hard.

Christmas dinner number two included all the traditional things, plus CURRY!!!

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Christmas Dinner #2

I LOVE Evan’s Nana’s curry. I was just dying over the chicken curry and coconut rice combo (the red curry on the left).

The company was pretty great too.

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On Boxing Day we left the Nana’s around noon and headed over to Evan’s dad and Loulou’s place. Which I love visiting because of all the fun animals. Like this girl:

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Peanut the little piggy, who is not quite so little anymore.

And Mango the rooster, who almost has all his feathers now.

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He is looking so good! When Evan’s dad and Loulou first rescued him, he looked like this:

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Poor little guy. What beautiful feathers he has now.

And dinner number three was just as awesome as the first two.

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Christmas Dinner #3

I have been on a really big roasted vegetable kick lately, so I was loving that. And the sausage and sauerkraut were an interesting addition that I really enjoyed. You would think I would be sick of turkey and stuffing by then, but NOPE! Still could not get enough. I was absolutely stuffed to the point of waddling after this dinner. It was amazing.

But I had room for dessert. Loulou also made vegan brownies, with black beans instead of flour!

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They were delicious. I think she may have to start her own healthy living blog.

It was a really great Christmas. Amazing family times all around. Evan and I arrived home around 11pm last night, had our own little Christmas, and then played with some of our presents…

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And then we passed out in bed.

And I guess that’s it! Have a great weekend!

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7 responses to “Three Christmases

  1. oh my gosh, all that food!!!! SO DELISH!
    and that cat just kills me haha. he looks very serious too

  2. All the food! Looks like a wonderful way to spend the holiday. Is that cat a Maine Coon?

    • I am not sure what kind of cat he is, as he was a stray little kitten when they got him. But he definitely has some Maine Coon characteristics. I think he’s a little fluffier though, and he doesn’t have the ear tufts.

  3. I am sad for the lack of cartoon but last year’s still holds strong!

  4. It sounds like you had an awesome Christmas and all the food looks incredibly delicious! Also Mango the Rooster is looking much better! 🙂