The first picture is of some Christmas cookies I baked - yes those are axes, only in Korea will you find axe cookie cutters, I couldn't not buy it! The next picture is of Christmas lunch at Richards, and the third picture is Christmas Eve at Trevor and Rachel's place.
We've definitely had a busy holiday season this year. We had three holiday parties to attend over the past four days - and we were both back to work today. Jeff had to work on the 24th too (I "worked from home") so we haven't had much time off. We were reminiscing of when we were students and had more than a month off at Christmas - it's hard to go from a month off to a day off, but we managed to still squeeze in lots of fun!
We spent Christmas Eve at Trevor and Rachel's place. We enjoyed a delicious dinner and had lots of fun playing party games!
Christmas morning we woke up and opened out presents - we were lucky enough to have packages from home to open too!
My traditional Christmas morning morning face picture - Christmas wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't get a not so great morning face picture (notice my awesome new sheep mug and my beautiful new necklace!!!)
After opening out presents, we packed our bags (and carried a 5 kilogram box of oranges...) and headed over to Richards for a low-key Christmas lunch. We opened presents and Kelly even surprised us with mini stockings!
One of the best parts about this year's Christmas was Kelly's reaction to a present we gave her. At Tammy and Brent's Christmas party (this one happened on Saturday) we had a gift exchange that allowed us to steal presents from one another. In the end Jeff and I ended up with the most coveted gift, a picture that was painted by our friend Laina. Kelly really wanted it, so we ended up surprising her on Christmas morning with the gift. (I was really excited about my wrapping job - I used all the wrapping paper that came from home to wrap the huge box used to deceive Kelly!)
I would be amiss if I didn't mention the "T'was 3 Nights Before Christmas" Christmas pj party at Brent and Tammy's place. We brought appetizers and gifts to participate in a Chinese gift exchange (I have no idea why it's called that). Basically we were given permission to steal presents (in an organized way) from each other. As mentioned previously, Jeff and I came home with a beautiful painting, a new photo album, and a danso (a Korean flute/recorder type instrument - Jeff is actually pretty good at playing it!!)
I'll leave you with a picture of Cohen (Brent and Tammy's son) in his hat that I knit for him for Christmas and his adorable Christmas pjs.
We hope that you had an amazing Christmas full of families, friends, joy, and love.
All the best for the New Year.
Love to all - Jen & Jeff