The Night Before Chistmas


…was tons of fun! I took it easy all day – went for a run outside this morning and put the final touches on my white chocolate peppermint cheesecake this afternoon.



Then around 3, Matt’s parents arrived and the real party started!


We drank beer and chatted for a few hours and Matt and I prepped two pizzas for a late-night dinner.


Bacon, mushroom, red pepper on whole wheat and pesto, goat, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil on white.



We got all dressed up for church and walked down to the Christmas eve service.



There was lots of singing!



We put out our flames and headed home to a cozy fire.


But that wasn’t the only fire – some toppings from my pizza fell off into the oven and started a small fire! Luckily, it went out on it’s own, but it filled part of the house with smoke and made for a delicious wood-fired pizza.


Then, we feasted.






And I must say, I was very happy with how delicious my cheesecake turned out! Can’t wait to eat more tomorrow.


The eve was perfect, although we did miss my sister and kanz!


I’m uncomfortably full and can’t wait for bed. Tomorrow, we do it all over again – hooray for more food and family. Merry Christmas;)

  • jen
    December 25, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Is it appropriate to take photos during a church service?

    merry christmas.

  • Kath
    December 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Looks delicious – I love the addition of pizza!

    And it seems our family is just destined to have fires every Christmas..

  • Mom
    December 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Let’s hope they are just tiny ones….

  • Shelley@ Salmon and Sandwiches
    December 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Looks like a good time! Glad the cheesecake turned out, Merry Christmas!

  • Molly
    December 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    okay we need to recipe for that amazing looking cheesecake! This year I made a butter pecan cheesecake that was so good! I’d love to try and make the one you did!

  • Kate
    January 9, 2012 at 1:41 am

    If you don’t mind my asking, where did you get your beautiful christmas eve dress? It looks great on you!

    • Laura
      January 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Thanks! It’s an Old Navy dress that I got back in August and I added the belt!