ah, christmas. just as it does every year, it came and went in a big blur despite our best efforts to make the season last as long as possible. and even in this time of covid, we made the most of it and had a pretty wonderful time together. we've been spending christmas eve and day as our own little family of five for a few years now, so it really wasn't that different for us this year than in previous ones.
this year's christmas eve dinner was super casual - everyone's favorite flavor of wings delivered from wingstop.
the old lady and i decided that we needed to try a cookie recipe from chrissy teigen for some chocolate chex cookies, and while they looked a little weird they were super delicious.
the bean was happily opening box after bag after package of all kinds of goodies, including lots of pairs of new wide-legged pants (her absolute favorite) and plenty of official BTS and blackpink merchandise.
a few hours later, we sat down to enjoy christmas dinner. prime rib, homemade mac & cheese, brussels sprouts, creamed corn. it was all so good.
from sunrise to sunset, it had been the most wonderful day. 2020 or not - we were happy, healthy and together. we'd checked in with our families via facetime and zoom, and everyone had received the gifts we'd sent.
'twas a merry christmas indeed.