Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Recap

Jeremy and I had a nice, relaxing Christmas this year as we stayed at home and didn't have to worry about traveling. It started Friday night with our Christmas Eve dinner. My family always had our "big" Christmas meal on Christmas Eve, as is the Ukrainian tradition. We don't follow all of those traditions listed in the link, but we always eat fish for the meal and no meat. The fish and the meal change every year - this year Jeremy and I had tuna steaks, pierogies, steamed asparagus, and ginger glazed carrots. I was happy to find the pierogies at the store - I didn't really want to go through all the work of making them for just the two of us.

After dinner we played dominoes until it was time to get ready for church. We went to the candle light service and Jeremy was the assistant minister. He was nervous since he's never done it before, but did a good job. (He also got to acolyte, another first!)

We came home and eventually went to bed. Since it was a late night, we slept in on Christmas day. When we finally woke up we opened presents and then lounged around until it was time to go to our friends' house for dinner. A couple from church invited us over and we had a good time getting to know them better. A third couple was supposed to come too but ended up not being able to make it. After the dinner we came home and played dominoes.

Our church was in charge of a free, weekly, community meal in a nearby town on Sunday so after church we headed up there to help. We knew that since it was the day after Christmas there probably wouldn't be that many people attending, but we still had fun and met some new people. After a group of us played dominoes (sensing a pattern? It's our latest addiction and it's more fun with more than two people).

After the dinner we headed home and prepared for the incoming "blizzard." We really didn't end up with too much snow, but it was relaxing to spend the day at home Monday because "we couldn't go out in the snow."


Cherish said...

Interesting tradition, thanks for sharing! It's good you survived the blizzard. Crazy weather! We were down in SoCal for Christmas and just about washed away in all the rain.

Charee said...

Sounds relaxing and the opposite of my christmas which was not relaxing!