One of the things I really love about Christmas is that it's a universal day we can just restfully sit inside and be with our family. Other years we've mixed it up and driven to my parent's house after having Christmas Eve here in Ottawa with Mike's family, which is lovely in it's own way, but since this was our first Christmas as a married couple we decided to do things a bit differently. Next year at this time we'll have a busier household, and I had it in my head that I wanted Mike and I to have a day where it was just us. So we got up early, opened stockings from each other and made a gourmet breakfast for two, which is basically a pregnant woman's only Christmas wish (that or you know, an extensive back-rub!). Mike made hollandaise sauce for the first time and I've been craving it ever since it was SO tasty.
After breakfast was over we decided to try to get a "family" portrait - it took about 37 takes (I really need to invest in a tripod!) but we ended up with something we were happy with to mark the occasion of our first Christmas as our "new" family unit!