After our fun Christmas eve festivities, we all woke up feeling a little dusty but enjoyed a leisurely morning of cups of tea/coffee and opening presents. I scored with a Sephora giftcard from Chris so I can stock up on some things before moving home where they’ll all cost about $1,000 more!
After present opening, a few people headed off to ski but Ash, her boyfriend Paul, Chris and I headed into Tahoe City to wander around and pick up some lunch to enjoy on the beach down by the lake.
Our lake time was also some quality sissy photo-taking time. We took our – ‘Merry Christmas’ normal photo.
And then proceeded to try to get a ‘Christmas jumping’ shot. Needless to say there were some outtakes…
After our time at the lake, we relaxed with a movie while we waited for everyone to get home and for the cooking extravaganza to commence!
I contributed a sweet potato casserole to the mix, but basically the rest of the dinner (for 11 people!) was prepped and completed by Ash’s housemate Lyndsey.
On our Christmas menu;
Turkey with stuffing
Guiness glazed ham
Sweet potato casserole
Broccoli and cheddar bake
It was deeeeeelish!
It was kind of tough to figure out seating for 11 people around a small table but using a side table and a giant wooden chopping board solved the problem!
We all enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner followed by a pear-and-ginger crumble and finished up the night with a couple of intense Cranium sessions.
It was another wonderful Christmas with our friend-family.
I have become so used to having Christmas with friends that it almost feels weird that I might actually be home for Christmas next year…almost
I hope you’re enjoying the end of 2013!. Today is officially our last day in California…someone pinch me!