merry christmas dolls! here is the post i promised you. i have been so busy lately except a good busy, a relaxed busy. sitting down with the family. eating lots of goodies. visiting family and friends. drawing snowflakes and swirls on christmas cards. looking at lights with my brother and sister.
all of my girl-friends from highschool came over and we had a late night brunch that my mom cooked for us, and exchanged gifts with each other. my mom made such delicious food - waffles and whipped cream, yogurt and berries, bacon, french toast sprinkled with icing sugar, toutons, ham, scrambled eggs. it was spectacular! my secret santa gave me chocolates and prince caspian (!) i watched it with my brother, and it is so so good. if you have not yet seen it, do! i wish to be summoned to a magical land where i was once a princess and help to save it in gorgeous dresses and silver-leaf crowns.
christmas morning was so so perfect. my sister woke me at a quarter to six, and we went upstairs where my dad already had christmas music playing and the tree lights on. my nana stayed with us this christmas, which was really nice. we opened our stockings first, mine was filled with such lovely treats! candies and bath soaps and socks, chocolates and chopsticks and a cute pair of earrings. then we began openeing gifts, but first i had a little toast and butter because my tummy was rumbling!
i recieved i think must be the most perfect gifts ever. i got a canon rebel xs, which is the most perfect camera. i was so so excited, it was a complete surprise! it takes the most beautiful pictures. but i'm still learning how to use it properly! my mom also got one, she cried when she opened it and said "me too?" all of my gifts were surprises, and they were so so nice. i got those two sweet jackets above from my nana, mary-kate and ashley olsens influence from santa, a turquoise scarf from my sister, inkdeath and brisingr from santa, a card crafting book from my aunt along with some hand-stitched pillow cases (so beautiful!)
i also got lots of chocolates and candies and misty mints, my favorite! i also got two seasons of television shows, supernatural (which, i don't think i've ever mentioned, is my absolute favorite show ever!) and gossip girl. what a magical christmas it was! i feel a bit spoilt for getting so many things, but my family is so so generous i can only be thankful for them.
christmas day in the afternoon we had turkey dinner which was delicious. my mom makes the best turkeys, i think. i was stuffed to the brim! my other nan and pop came down for dinner and we showed them our gifts. then i watched mamma mia with my brother. i never loved abba music so much!
the weather here has been so so cold, almost bitter. it's like old man winter is biting at my cheeks and nose every time i run outside, no matter how bundled i am from his nipping frost! but luckily i can stay curled up in my living room with the tree lights on and a big mug of whipped white hot chocolate with teeny baby marshmallows to warm me up.
we've had so many visitors over this season. parents friends, brothers friends, sisters friends, my friends - everyone has been here. it's so nice having a house full of smiling, laughing, happy people in a holiday mood. it's so comforting knowing that there are people you love who love to spend time with you. my baby cousin robyn, who is five, spent a lot of time with us this christmas too. she is so so cute and pretty, isn't she? i adore her, and everytime i come home to see her she speaks more and laughs more and is so so much cuter than the last time, which i never believe is possible but am always proved wrong!
i watched a bunch of old christmas movies, and some new ones too. i love the old miracle on 34th street. it's so magical. love actually, the santa clause, home alone, teddy bears christmas, muppet family christmas, the polar express. i hope that someday someone like me is typing on their blog about watching a christmas movie they love, and that i am in that movie. i want to be someone people love to watch create a character's flaws and beauties. oh, how i dream of that!
well, goodnight everyone. i hope you are still enjoying your holidays and are happy and healthy and with those you love.
ps! the lovely caitlin tagged me, i will post my answers in my next entry