Christmas Eve was yesterday! I hope all of you had a wonderful time, even though it wasn't a snow flurry in sight. Not here, not in Stockholm and NOT in Närpes, Finland, and I think that is quite unusual.
Anyway, we had ten degrees Celsius yesterday. Here are some pics from the walk the B family took yesterday...
We started Christmas Eve with a nice breakfast while we listened to Christmas music.
Later in the day we drove over to Susanna and Marc's place where we celebrated a very nice Christmas Eve the Swedish way.
Susanna's Mom Marie-Louise, Susanna's sister Anna and their friend Simon came over from Sweden to celebrate Christmas this year.
Marie-Louise made a glögg-martini that had me literally screaming with joy when I sipped it. It was fantastic, and I have to make it myself asap!!
We had the traditional Swedish Christmas dinner---herring, potatoes and schnapps, ham, salmon, Brussels sprouts, cheese, bread, meatballs, sausages. ALL so good, and we all ate way too much! But, who can resist?
After dinner we sat down in front of the fireplace and enjoyed tea and coffee, and Simon played his guitar for us. He was fantastic!!
On the way home from Herndon we went past this Neighborhood in Reston. This neighborhood always put on such a light-display around Christmas. I don't know if the pictures really show you how spectacular the whole thing is!
And when we got back home again it was time to open some gifts!! We are always opening half of the pile of gifts underneath the tree on Christmas Eve. We save the rest for Christmas morning.
My best gift this year was framed pictures! Yes, Peter surprised me with framed photos that I have been taking during the year. A fantastic surprise for me!
Merry Christmas to all of you!! We are heading out to Christmas dinner at Peter's parents later in the afternoon!