December | day 24

outdoor candle lights

We celebrated Christmas Eve with family this year, like we have done for the last three years now. I love spending this special evening with them – and this year we gathered in our home. Since both my brother and I were at work in the church (different churches, different jobs) and my sister in law had animals to care for in the barn, it got quite late before we could gather at the dinner table. We were a hungry bunch. I served Pinnekjøt (salted and dried lamb side), potatoes, swede puree and sausages. It is one of my favorite meals and one of the traditional dinners for this evening, I got the taste for it while working in Western Norway for many years. It is best enjoyed with family (and/or friends) all around. We ended with ice cream and caramel sauce. Yum.

After dinner we gathered in the living room to open presents.

Christmas tree 2014 Christmas tree MT by the tree Christmas Eve Ferdinand our dog

It got quite late this year, as every other year, before all the gifts were opened and looked at. We had a little bit of coffee, tea, cookies and fruit in the night before our guests had to go back home. So thankful for celebrating it together with them. So thankful for MT being with his cousins. So thankful for having the day off the 25th. :mrgreen:

welcome light

Captured with my phone:

Drawing at church Snowy Christmas Eve Simple wreath on our door Had a really good Christmas Eve

A very Merry Christmas it was. Hopefully yours were too! THANKS for reading 😀

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  1. Helen

    I did not know you were back to blogging – I am so happy you are and will be back to read more very soon. I am thankful we could be together at Christmas Eve too 🙂 It was nice to come to your home.

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