Merry Christmas to you all.

We volunteered to host Christmas dinner. Jeremy and I can now host a party for 30 in no time flat. No, I take that back. For a party that starts at 5pm, we need to start at about 2pm. I even took a 20 minute nap at 3:45pm – though when the first guests rolled in, Edda and I were still in our pajamas. But we changed quickly. Did Jeremy buy this pork loin crown roast to feed everyone? Yes he did.

But before the Christmas dinner, we went to McDonald’s on Christmas Eve to celebrate my dad’s 78 birthday. I did not suggest this idea, my father came up with this one on his very own. We made it festive with the big number balloons and a red tablecloth.

Christmas gifts to the staff working Christmas Eve.

Free ice cream on the house. We supplied the candle.

Happy birthday dad! This was a ridiculous idea that turned out to be just fine festive.

Christmas morning run with my pussy hat knitted by Mary Ann. Mary Ann! My favorite pediatric oncology nurse. Thinking about you today & Ben & the kids.

Christmas breakfast with my parents. Stockings & stollen & panettone and bacon and eggs.

Gifts were opened. These bacon and eggs pajamas were the biggest hit.

I got Jeremy many, many bike parts. Many times Jeremy would send me the direct link and I would just buy it.

Then the family dinner. I didn’t get many photos, but I got a photo of the menorah.

My dad with the crown roast (Christmas is his actual birthday).

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. An update on the college quest – Vince got into Rutgers engineering last week. Very exciting, he got notified in the modern way – by text. A few more applications go out before the new year and then we are done with applying to college.

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