Christmas didn't happen at our house this year. Our living area looks like this and this is the good side of the room. I thought I would miss all the fuss but I didn't. The Mister says he didn't either.
We did go to the Grand's house for Christmas Eve dinner. A friend of theirs had gifted them this exquisite box of cookies she made. That, my friends, is how it's supposed to be done. Aren't they beautiful?
The gingerbread house the kids made was more at my level of execution lol....
The big Christmas surprise that The Mister and I had for the kids was a karaoke machine and a light thingy that puts on a disco display. The Grands put on their Mario Halloween costumes and we did a swinging rendition of Feliz Navidad as a treat for the grown ups before dinner.
Dinner was prime rib for the meat eaters and a savory bean dish for us herbivores.
Son always insists on strawberry shortcake for dessert as it reminds him of his time in Japan where fried chicken and strawberry shortcake is the tradition for Christmas dinner.
Upon arriving home I had this waiting in the mailbox from Kathy B. How sweet is that? It gives me hope for spring. This winter has been too dark and dreary. I'm already over it.
Christmas day was quiet. It was just the two of us so we took a stroll on the boardwalk with all the other old folks and their little dogs in their holiday sweaters who had no place else to go. It's a wonderful place for us empty nesters. We fit right in these days.