Our Christmas Eve dinner:
The perks of having an Italian boyfriend who loves to cook (I didn't take a picture of the leg of lamb he made for Christmas day)
A crop of Mario's thoroughly disapproving face on Christmas Eve:
Bipeds, I am not amused. Merry friggin' Christmas!
A rare shot of Mario not trying to devour the presents:
Close-up of some of the casualties of Mario's teeth:
Mario took a nap under the couch this year while we opened our presents, but when he finally emerged a few hours later, he got to open up his gifts. Lots of chewy toys and tasty treats:
I got a rather surprising gift from Boyfriend. When I first opened it, I was honestly mortified. Then later I was a quite giddy. For you non-runners, these heinously ugly shoes are a big craze in the running community nowadays (much, much more on this later, I'm sure):
Vibram Five Fingers. Yes, I will someday have to go outside wearing these babies.
I have become a bit of a knitting freak as of late. One of Boyfriend's gifts was a knit Vespa scooter (he loves Vespas) inspired by an adorable print by Nakisha VanderHoeven. I saw her art and thought, "I wonder if there is a Vespa pattern on Etsy?" I checked and there was! I was a knitting maniac for three days knitting this guy up on the DL.
I'll have more Mario Christmas photos up for "Monday Mario" tomorrow. Until then, have lots of gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa!!