12.25.14: Merry Chirstmas
Hello, dolls! Hello, Tuesday. 3 days has passed since we welcomed February and I can already see a million posts on Facebook and Instagram about Valentine’s day (most of them are the usual highschool-ish posts about being single on Vday #ugh). So anyway, Valentine’s is something I do not really forward to every year. After being disappointed when I was still in high school…cause you know?HS Valentine’s is all about flowers and chocolates — and I am not big on receiving flowers if it’s not from my Dad so yeaaap — and oh no good Vday dates until A came in my life so yeah…Valentine’s was not in my zone for a long time. As far as I’m concerned, Valtnine’s is for my Dad and I.
So I am ALMOST done with my Holiday diary. I am pretty happy with my blogging last month because I was able to accomplish 90% of the posts that I wanted to share. This month I can finally write about our Bangkok trip which I am really excited about! 🙂
What a beautiful sight to wake up to on Christmas morning! 🙂
One of the 3 Christmas trees in the house. Really gorgeous and perfect because of the beach themed colors and ornaments!
Before I officially wrap up my Christmas posts, let me share with you our lovely Christmas dinner! 🙂
It was a day filled with delicious food! We started our “happy hour”, an afternoon of delicious appetizers, with this beautiful Italian cold cut platter.
I really love how the Mom-In-Law plated the salami, olives, herb marinated mozzarella balls, and roasted red peppers.
We can’t not have anything Greek on Christmas day. Delicious shrimp saganaki that the Dad-In-Law made.
I could eat this everyday.
Uncle Joe brought a loaf of sausage bread from New York. So goood!
A cooked the porgi that we were supposed to eat the night before. A can cook whole fish really well because it always comes out perfect!
We watched Moonstruck before dinner. The Mom in Law served us with a platter of homemade cookies!
Diet? What diet?
And of course, the Mom-In-Laws beautiful Christmas spode collection!
Complete up to our tea/coffee essentials.
Antique cutlery for the most wonderful time of the year
Sweet kale salad to start our dinner
Grilled Veal Chops
Everyone loved A’s veal chop. He put so much love into it! It came out tender,juicy,and flavorful! aaah ❤
I LOVE grapes! so imagine my smile when the Dad-in-Law said he is going to grill grapes! OMG it was simply phenomenal!
One of the 2 things I was able to do for dinner! yikes haha
Roasted broccoli! One of my favorite vegetables to roast 🙂
Our dessert table
My chocolate tart that I made the day before we drove to New Jersey
Blackberries andstrawberries to give that Holiday vibe,and of course (hand)whipped cream to make it more delish!
Uncle Joe’s fruit tart from an Italian pastry shop in New York
And delicious cannolis!!! yummm
His x Hers Christmas socks
Victoria’s Secret green socks for me and Polo red socks
We weren’t trying to recreate the famous Murad Osman but we did some crazy “we-do-not-have-a-tripod” situation that I had to go check mid timer countdown.
I like how he is looking at me with a smile…so of course I had to share haha
Our second Christmas together
Breakfast the day after Christmas.
Bagels, lox, bacon, fruits, and OJ!
Christmas tree butter… adorbs!
In front of our first Christmas tree
So much love for this guy who made sure I’ll have a big smile on my face during the holidays.
Being away from my family is not easy, especially during the Holidays. I remember trying to fight my tears in 2012, my first time to spend Christmas away from them. I am so grateful that God blessed me with a fiance who has a loving family. Achieving that huge smile on my face is not too hard anymore.
I save my red for birthdays, Valentine’s, and Christmas.
chic top from Bangkok
Red maxi skirt from Trippy Swag.
Have you seen my previous entries about Christmas?
Check them here! https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/category/christmas-diaries/