Home for Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!!

This is the first time we’ve been home for Christmas and after a whirlwind, 4-city Thanksgiving US tour, boy does it feel good.

It feels so nice to be able to really enjoy our tree.

And our own little holiday ambience (that candle smells like a real wood fireplace) and those clove oranges I made with girlfriends at a holiday crafting night.

And our lil bundle who is getting cuter by the day.

We had the girls downstairs over for make your own ice cream sundaes, with homemade caramel and chocolate sauce and also hot chocolate (spiked for the adults). Ice cream sundaes does seem like the perfect holiday dessert here in Hong Kong.

It’s been unseasonably warm! We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the beach and I was really sweating when I tried to wear my new boots! Silly girl.

Friends from SF stopped by over the weekend for a holiday luncheon.

Francis now has his own seat at the table!

All of our holiday cards are en route.

Packages have been sent and most (fingers crossed!) have arrived. Have I mentioned here that I LOVE HKPost?? It costs the same to send a package from San Francisco to Boston as it does to send it from here to Boston. How is that possible?


Jam has been made… passionfruit this year instead of the usual red pepper jelly.

Now all the candles are lit!

I’m most excited about giving gifts from Vision First and of course I did buy a few of these pretty balls for our own growing ornament collection.

I’ve even made a few plates for our romantic little dinner just the two of us.

We’ve got a brilliant arrangement from Ellermann to make the house feel extra festive. So now we just wait for Baby Jesus to arrive.

Santa has already stopped by… if you’re wondering what that large suitcase is doing under the tree… well I asked Santa to fix my bag’s zippers (something I have been trying to do for no fewer than 18 months) and it looks like I may have been a good girl after all. Sending you all lots of warm wishes for a blessed Christmas day!

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3 responses to “Home for Christmas!

  1. Looks like a lovely Christmas and oh, my goodness is Francis adorable! And passion fruit jelly? You never cease to amaze me. Merry Christmas!

  2. Who would have thought of ball fringe swag for the tree?? I love it!! What a fun Christmas — love your decorations and how nice to have friends visit.

  3. That big box with the red packing tape was amazing. What a lucky person to receive that thing!! 😉

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