Hey ho! And with the blink of an eye Christmas is over! Why I find it every year happening faster and faster? Is that I’m getting older? I remember as a kiddo I thought the wait for that evening and the three kings (that happens on the 6th of January) was unbelievably long, but now I find myself saying, ok it’s over… wait? it is really over? Luckily here in Barcelona we can extend it until the 6th, thus all the decorations will be up for a couple more weeks.
Our 24th evening started with some last minute gift wrapping (we are diligent Santa helpers), then I decorated the table with a super easy napkins folded as christmas trees (Pinterest came to rescue!) and spread over all the food. We had a rather Japanese evening with not only sushi but also homemade Ramen, some snacks and a matcha & azuki cake. Yes, we still have nostalgia from Japan, and by the way! don’t worry those that are still following our trip adventures, we will soon continue sharing our trip stages.
Join our Christmas evening!
Although this year we didn’t have a shout out in the blog for Christmas cards we still got some, thank you guys! This one here is from Ice Pandora, thanks adorable pal! The one below is the amazing drawing from our friends Marcel and Silvia, I looove how they have things in the tree and their apparel that represent them so well. Thanks, it’s super special!
Here Jane & Yangkyu’s super elegant card and the perfect handmade pattern by Cassandra. So happy to got them!
Juno doesn’t touch the tree, but loves to hide underneath. Also she was too fond of the gifts that had a little ribbon attached (too fond! she likes to steal and chew them!)
Juno’s present was inside this all-the-kitties box
Dani’s brother just got a new camera, an Olympus Pen, for Black Friday. He asked for Christmas if we could give them a photography course for beginners or as I called it: Photography 101. This could be the perfect excuse to share some of the things we will prepare for them in the blog, would you might be interested?
My mom helped us ironing the tablecloth while I was cutting yellow felt stars.
Our favorite guest, always!
We bought a (beyond) delicious smoked butter.
Iberic ham is a classic in every table.
Our cheese plates have become a tradition for Christmas eve. We select the most special ones, those that we usually don’t get to have during the year. By popular decision the best one was the truffled french saint marcellin.
Here the soy snacks but what cracks me up is the 4 Dani’s reflected in the golden bubbles.
Do you remember our wreath? it is still completely functional with the red nose led lighting up. Dani’s parents had to make a quick test though, ha!
The egg in the ramen was in the perfect cooking condition and marinated with soy and mirin, aren’t we professional chefs!
Juno knows she is the star at our home even when Santa is paying a visit, here everyone paying attention to the real hostess.
Merry Christmas in Japanese on our matcha & azuki cake!
How was your evening? Where you at home? Love to read your Christmas stories!