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Mr. Piggy is celebrating Christmas with his family today, unfortunately, the two old gramps couldn’t make it. Neither can I.  Since they can’t be join the rest of the family for Christmas, I brought Christmas to them. I made some pasta (per her request) and some tomato soup with puff pastry (something different). Normally on Christmas morning, we take time to visit seniors (normally who live by themselves). The tradition hasn’t changed this year, except I happen to visit someone we know this year! To me, this is what Christmas is all about.

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This is the first year we switched with our inlaws in celebrating Christmas. Since we first started celebrating Christmas (30 + years ago), we celebrate ours on December 25th because of my sister’s birthday lands on Christmas eve. On her birthday, she normally goes out with her friends to celebrate. Since we wanted to include her, we celebrate Christmas on the actual day, which has been working out perfectly.

To many, Christmas is about gifts, lights, reunions. For me, it’s all about food! For Christmas feast with my family this year, I made some dishes, more than I needed. Entrees are salmon and steak and we played with the sides. I asked my sisters to bring some sides.  Some of the food are not shown here…IMG_0981

Here are some appetizers I made…cheese platter,IMG_0974

pesto pastry…IMG_0971

cocktail shrimp…IMG_0977

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Second year in a row we stop by a senior home for the boys to play some Christmas music for them. We have another one next week. They have been practicing Carol of the Bells and did a wonderful job. Wished I had their gift…IMG_0953-1

A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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Made anchovies for my sisters as Christmas gifts.  I just need to figure out what I’m giving for the rest of the family…IMG_0956

Today our Christmas (photo) countdown theme is angel. This is my angel.

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Ah Lo’s basketball team is having a year-end party. It’s a potluck so I signed up to bring a pasta salad. This is what I brought.FullSizeRender 5

The 2017 Christmas countdown has officially begun. We’ll be doing our countdown in digital form. Different theme for each day and ask everyone to take a photo related to the theme.

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The boys will be performing a duet (Carol of the Bells) for the seniors at senior home and then for the family during Christmas. Dai Bee will be playing violin and Ah Lo on the piano. They have been working to finalize the piece. I can’t wait to hear it.FullSizeRender 4

Keeping up with traditions, we’re putting up the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving! This tradition has passed on to the boys now. They recruited their cousins to come help since this may take a few hours. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” was playing on the radio, the perfect song for this activity!