Christmas in Ottawa

We spent Christmas in Ottawa this year. To be quite honest it’s the first time I’m spending it with Timon and his family. And this year is ultra special because it’s our first Christmas together as husband and wife! Houraaayyy!

On Christmas Eve, we drove to Ottawa and stayed at his parents’ friends’ house. There was a lot of food… A LOT of delicious food. I felt like I gained 5 pounds in just one night for eating so much!

I ┬ádidn’t think of taking any photos before the Aunty placed the food on the table because I was too busy talking to her daughter, Tracy, while devouring her deliciously cute butter sugar cookies!

After dinner, we watched “The Legend of Drunken Master” movie (starring Jackie Chan) in their home-theater located in the basement. It really felt like we were in the movie theater except that it’s much more comfy and cozy! And the movie was quite funny!

The smell of coffee woke me up the next morning. Mind you, the kitchen was on the ground flood and I could smell the coffee all the way from my room on the first floor! Powerful nose, isn’t it?

We ate breakfast together and opened our Christmas gifts. Timon and I didn’t expect to receive any gifts from the Family. Their hospitality was already a wonderful gift! It’s so great to have friends like them, and Timon and I also got closer to their daughters, Tracy and the little sister Winnie.

They gave us a beautiful set of cutlery! Now we have everything we need to host a dinner for 10 people! Hahahaha! Party at A&T anytime soon? ­čśë After lunch, the girls and I had a Ginger Bread House Competition #newChristmastradition. That was so much fun! We agreed that there would be 2 winners: both teams! =)

After 4pm, Timon and I drove back to Montreal to have supper with MY parents and my little sister. It was great to spend some time with them this Christmas. We really wanted to spend Christmas this year with both families even if that means driving back and forth between Ottawa and Montreal. We had dinner together and opened our gifts. Both Timon and I were spoiled! I’m not going to write in details what each of us had received for Christmas because honestly I don’t believe it’s the most important thing.

Exchanging gifts is a fun thing to do ┬ábut the thing that Timon and I find important to remember is spending quality time with our loved ones, and that also means NO Internet and especially NO Facebook during family dinners. That’s another reason why I didn’t bother taking photos. I really wanted us to enjoy the moments and remember each one of them in our heart and keep them safe with our other treasured memories.

The greatest gift of all is knowing that our Savior was born on this Christmas day to save us all. To love us unconditionally and to give us a meaningful life. Timon and I are so blessed to be able to spend Christmas this year with our families and to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

How did you spend Christmas this year?

“Today in the town of David a Savior┬áhas been born to you; he is the Messiah,┬áthe Lord.” – Luke 2:11

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