If you asked me a year ago if I thought I would be celebrating Christmas Eve in D.C and hosting my entire family for Christmas at my home in Virginia, I would have thought you were crazy.
But that is exactly what happened.
Lets recap the holiday with a new tradition, the 12 Pics of Christmas.
On Christmas Eve I met my parents at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City for a quiet but incredible dinner.
From start to finish my meal was definitely one to remember, if you asked me to pick which was my favorite I'm not sure that I could. Each dish was flavorful and had just enough food to leave you full, but wanting more.
After dinner we snuck into the mall to take a blurry selfie in front of Santa's tree while he was out delivering presents.
Like most people, I tend to go all out when it comes to decorating for Christmas.
This year I went above and beyond, every corner of our little apartment was filled with merriment and Christmas cheer.
We hosted an Ugly Sweater brunch as well as dinner. By the end of the day I was very thankful for stretchy pants.
Ugly Sweater perfection.
Even the boys got in on the action, as an Elf and Christmas Tree.
Ugly Sweater Brunch Crew
In between eating we took break for the thing Christmas is really all about... presents!
These are just a few of the gifts Santa spoiled me with this year, I am so thankful for everything I received.
Ugly Sweater Dinner Crew
Our Christmas Menu
[which I made on my favorite website, PicMonkey!]
In between dinner and dessert we took a much needed Cards Against Humanity break.
However, Chance was not impressed with our humor.
Christmas 2014 was full of love, laughter and memories.
I hope it was the same for all of you.