On Christmas Eve, we spent a quiet night together at home - perfect.
Christmas day brought a windstorm which knocked our power out as I was cooking French toast for breakfast. Fortunately, we have a gas range, so the breakfast was fine, and the power was restored. Later, we had the pleasure of seeing Gregg's side of the family at his brother Charlie & sister-in-law Cheri's house on the other side of town. The dinner featured some of Ina Garten's delicious recipes, cooked to perfection. Gregg and I contributed a chopped salad and a side dish, along with some beverages. We've hosted Christmas dinner in our home for the past two years, and while I love hosting, it was nice to be a guest this year. Again, no photos, but good memories.
My brother Jim, sister-in-law Caroline and nephew Phil visited my parents to celebrate Christmas with them in the sunshine. Yesterday, Jim & Caroline hosted our side of the family (minus my parents) for a delicious dinner in Bellevue. Before we gathered for dinner, we braved the Bellevue Square Mall craziness, and Gregg was able to replace his broken headphones at the Bose store. David bought a shirt at Nordstrom, I got two small items at Sephora, and then we moved on to the Bravern so that David could get his "fix" of what's new at Nieman Marcus - only window shopping there!
Gregg and I brought another chopped salad to the dinner. It travels well, is healthy, tasty and colorful.
|Gregg prepping the salad at home before heading to my brother's house for (belated) Christmas dinner|
|Nephew Phil prepping gin & tonic, and Caroline getting ready to make gravy|
|Jim, Deb (our sister), David, Phil's girlfriend Rachel & Gregg at "cocktail hour." |
Jim is sporting a sling due to a tennis injury from their vacation in the desert.
|Rachel, Phil & David (I love the cousin-togetherness!)|
|Caroline, Gregg & me after dinner|
|Gregg, Deb, Jim, Rachel, Phil, David & Caroline|
|Latte & Liger relaxing at our house on Christmas Eve|
Happy New Year to you and yours!