|[Christmas morning: green chili egg cups]|
|[putting my new glass kettle to use]|
|[the third tree]|
|[hand made tamales]|
|[meyer lemon harvest]|
This year we celebrated Christmas in Southern California. I was happy that the weather was cool and rainy leading up to (and following) Christmas day so that it really felt like winter (I was slightly concerned that we may be celebrating Christmas in 80+ degree weather). We had a nice party at Justin's cousin's house on Christmas Eve with all of the family. Then we had a quiet little Christmas morning just the two of us before heading over to Justin's parents' house where his mom taught me how to make tamales! We tried to make them "light" which didn't work out as well as we hoped, but now we just have a new culinary challenge to conquer...
My first Christmas in California was quite lovely although I missed my family tremendously. I hope that you all had an equally lovely Christmas surrounded by those you love.