12 Dates of Christmas / Holidays / Relationships

It's December!

My favorite month is finally here, and there’s so much to look forward to!  This month we’ve got the usual smorgasboard of holiday gatherings and parties, but more importantly — KC and I are celebrating 10 years (!) together this month.  Yes, 10 years ago on December 22, 2004, KC and I went on our very first date.  It was terribly romantic — I was 20, he was 21, I wore a hooded UCLA sweatshirt (purchased in the kids section), we went to lunch at Chili’s…  This is the stuff of legends.

But let’s rewind for a second, shall we?  How was your Thanksgiving?  I hope it was full of carbs, pie, and more carbs.  (Oh, what?  Pie is a carb?)  Ours went quite swimmingly this year.  After hosting last year, I think I may have actually (mostly) figured out what I’m doing, and everything went off without a hitch.  (The turkey was even done at a perfectly respectable time this year!  A miracle.)

ThanksgivingI only snapped one picture on the day-of, because I was kind of busy hosting and enjoying the day (funny how the camera never comes out when that happens).  But I really should have taken a shot of my 19lb turkey, because that thing was a beauty.

And while I slept in the next morning, KC got up early and put up Christmas lights on our house.  (Hello, reasons like this are why I’m having his baby.)  I decorated the inside of the house, and badgered KC until he finally agreed to go get a Christmas tree with me yesterday.  And a tree we did get:

Christmas treeThat’s 7-8 feet of pure Christmas splendor right there.

And since it’s now the Christmas season, the 12 dates of Christmas has officially started!  Our first date was yesterday — we went out to brunch at Chop Bar and then picked up our Christmas tree.  Chop Bar was delicious, and the hot chocolate I ordered was maybe the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had.  And really, any place that serves Acme bread with the meal is pretty much golden in my book.

Last night I whipped up a gigantic batch of Winter Minestrone (uh, yeah, we’re definitely going to be eating that for lunch and dinner for like the next week) and got to work wrapping presents while we watched Elf.  I got a bunch done, but there’s still more wrapping left.

Xmas giftsAh, Christmas… I’m so glad you’re finally here.

One thought on “It's December!

  1. Brown Bear

    Loved your table and your Thanksgiving all around. Your turkey was a thing of beauty and delectable too. Your tree looks perfectly gorgeous as does the rest of the house in the pictures. Plus, I love that there is still Halloween candy in that bowl on the bar! Happy 12 dates of Christmas, love.

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