.. all I wanted for Xmas

While growing up, Christmas was just some foreign holiday to me, a holiday about a big man with white beard in a red outfit who gave lots of gifts of children..I secretly wished we celebrated that instead.

Fast forward some decade and half, Christmas is not foreign anymore. Although I don’t celebrate it traditionally/religiously, I eagerly wait to spend Christmas morning with my family especially two little cousins in New York. Sadly, things are little different this year.

Christmas 2010, New York

I don’t have a month long winter break like a college student or an intern anymore. Welcome to the adult life I guess,  dealing with PTOs, vacation days and all that adult stuff.

Main st. @ Fort Worth Downtown,  2012 

Christmas is simply a very joyful time of the year; there’s color green, red, gold screaming festivity, and just a sight of poinsettia brings a smile on my face. My serotonin levels goes up just a little  every time I pass by a decorated, lit Christmas tree, ornaments, stockings & happy, hurrying shoppers everywhere.

..okay,  not a big fan of over crowded malls though! 

I have also come to understand that Christmas is not only about giving/receiving expensive presents to each other. But more about giving, sharing, helping others who are in need with whatever we can. 

My day started with a long skype with the familia,  then got this KitchenAid Mixer from Santa..

Super excited and still little awed, I baked white chocolate macadamia cookies in honor of my present

late xmas breakfast consisted of cookies & whole wheat waffles topped with black berries

and spent the whole day in pajamas, sipping lots of warm beverages, followed by white Christmas in Dallas. 

Although I was not able to spend my time with the family, I felt truly blessed to be around loved ones, good food and unexpected snow :) – I could not have asked for anything better.

Hope you all had a great Christmas with your loved ones too.


  1. says

    Santa was very nice this year! And I’m sorry you couldn’t spend time with your family. Being an adult is no fun sometimes! Hope it was relaxing and fun nonetheless. :)

  2. says

    Looks like Santa was spot on with his gift to you this year :)! Sounds like you had a great Christmas even if you couldn’t be with your family…and yay for a White Christmas :)!

  3. says

    Wow ! Kitchen aid from Santa … Your Santa is so generous :-) . Those whole wheat waffle for the breakfast sure look delicious and wholesome , my favorites too !

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