Merry Christmas! My holiday began on Christmas Eve when I lectored the Christmas Eve vigil mass before heading home, eating way too many cookies, and falling asleep happily in my Christmas bedding.
The next morning, my parents and I woke up, in matching pajamas, to a white Christmas! The trees and ground were covered in a few inches of snow which kept flurrying down throughout the day.
While we unwrapped presents, we had a breakfast of chocolate toffee candies and Finnish coffee bread; our tradition.
The entirety of our Christmas was very low key and relaxing.
Later in the evening, we baked some gingerbread cookies and I decided to decorate them. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, but they ended up being adorable! Without planning, I decorated gingerbread versions of my parents and I, along with a monogrammed moose. I can’t wait to eat them!