Yup, this happened. Family portraits!
The best part: Charlie was included!
On Christmas Eve, our family went over to a friend's place that I basically consider my extended family. My immediate family is my entire family in the states (everyone else is in Beijing) so our family friends feel like surrogate family. Chinese people have dumplings on pretty much every holiday, so Christmas eve dinner was dumplings and bruschetta, my contribution. Dessert was oreo truffles.
Xmas themed Oreo truffles
Xmas themed Charlie, sad he couldn't eat with us
New appetizer - grape and goat cheese crostini
Kid's table, though not for much longer!!
If you've been been following me long enough, you'll remember we do an "annual photoshoot" every year around Thanksgiving (2012, 2013). This year, Thanksgiving felt like Christmas (we got our first snow of the year! Highly unusual) and we kept saying Christmas felt more like Thanksgiving, so we shifted our photoshoot back to winter break.
"Yes we can"
I barely had time to blink before winter break was coming to a close and we had to prepare for the family's penultimate event of the year, our New Year's party. Coming up next!