Christmas time has always been a favorite time of year for me and Ben. It has become even more special in the past two years as we fuse the traditions from our own families and even make new traditions of our own! We have been sipping on hot cocoa and spiced tea, cutting down our own tree, decorating, making Christmas goodies, watching Christmas movies, wrapping Christmas gifts together, and celebrating the birth, death & resurrection of our Savior.
Here is a pic of our tree this year, we brought back the yarn ball theme from last year, and also cut down our own tree again this year! We love being able to do that---Especially Ben, because any man + a saw = happy camper
We are hoping to find cut your own tree farms in the places we live in the future so we can carry on this tradition.
Ben put the finishing touch on our tree---a fuzzy bronze, sparkly star!
We were so excited to get this new addition to our Christmas decor:
Granny & Paw-Paw (Ben's grandparents) gave us this nativity scene for Christmas last year. I love it!
And lastly, I had to put a picture of this Marbled Lemon Curd Cheesecake in the post. Ben is a huge fan of cheesecake, and has loved snacking on this little treat throughout the week! He says its one of the best cheesecakes he has ever had.
You can get the recipe here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Lemon-Curd-Marbled-Cheesecake-1222199
The only changes I made were that I used 1/3 fat cream cheese & Light sour cream, but trust me---You can't even tell.. Its super rich and creamy!