Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas 2007

We celebrated Christmas in California this year. We started the day with french toast, fruit salad, eggs, and chocolate cake and ended the day with fried shrimp and calamari, chili verde, baked cod, ham, and of course another chocolate cake (and lots of other deserts).

We got out for a walk along SF Bay between meals and also had fun with a yankee swap. Shell and I are the proud new owners of a much sought-after National Parks Monopoly Game.

We had 13 people for dinner, which is a new record for our little cottage! Shelley's parents and Uncle Don flew in for the holiday, and Uncle Den and Aunt Margaret drove down from Lincoln. Our cousins Ryan and Marcela and Shannon and Gavin were also here, along with Jen, Scott, and the two of us. It was a nice gathering and very good to see everyone.

Christmas day 2007

Ready to eat

The Guys

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Tree

We cut our Christmas tree last weekend. It was the first time we cut a tree in California and the tree species are different from those in Kennebunk. The tree trunks are narrower here, making them a lot lighter to carry (a good thing since I wouldn't let Shell help carry the tree). But we missed the snow!

We like our little tree...it's happy.