Happy Holidays!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and thank you for the Christmas cards!

Nick and I spent Christmas with family at my grandparents’ cabin. It’s a beautiful log cabin and my favorite place to spend Christmas. πŸ™‚ Nick and I flew out here for Christmas a few years back and it actually snowedΒ on Christmas (many people are surprised to learn that it hardly ever snows here in western Washington)! This year, though, it rained. December has actually been a pretty dry month in Seattle, so it was a bit of a surprise to see the rain.

On Christmas Eve, we had our traditional Swedish dinner consisting of swedish meatballs, potato sausage, lefse, etc. I made the layered jello salad again, but this time, I didn’t mess it up! Yay! πŸ˜› Nick and I also made oblaten, which is a German chocolate & wafer dessert his grandmother used to make every Christmas.

Nick, Amanda, and I also had a pre-Christmas celebration with Dad, because he was going to eastern WA for the holidays. The weekend before Christmas, we invited them over and Nick made roast beef and mashed potatoes. πŸ˜€

Nick and I got ourselves the Lord of the Rings extended edition for ourselves for Christmas, so we invited Amanda over yesterday for a LOTR marathon. We watched the Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers yesterday and Amanda and I finished off The Return of the King this morning. Each movie is roughly 4 hours long (2 Blu-ray discs each!) in the extended edition, so it took us a while to watch everything. πŸ˜‰

Sorry for the text-only post. I took a few pictures on Christmas and Christmas Eve, but they didn’t turn out well. Whoops!

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