We had a great weekend around here! John and I hosted the annual Christmas Eve dinner. It was crazy warm, too.
We had Christmas cocktails this year for something fun. I rimmed the glasses with white chocolate and sugar crystals:
Since my niece photobombed, I made her take a picture with me:
We opened presents and played games, of course!
It took me a bit, but I figured out what this was.
There was dessert with cookies:
These front ones are german chocolate cake cookies. Recipe here. My suggestion is to halve that recipe. It makes a lot. A lot.
Of course, we had The Cake, which my sister made this year to perfection:
On Christmas Day, we had our own morning gifting, including something for Pixie, which she proceeded to mangle right away:
You do not want to get your hand in there, let me tell you. It was even warm enough to bike again. I can’t believe we biked on Christmas Day!
Then another first. We headed down to my sister’s house in the late afternoon and had a bonfire and leftover fireworks from the 4th of July!
Certainly 2105 was a memorable Christmas for how warm it was. Three firsts on Christmas – a bike ride, bonfire and fireworks. Plus some toasted marshmallows! That weather will be changing this week, but it was fun while it lasted.