onsdag den 25. december 2019
Juleaften / Christmas Eve
Som I kan se, var selve hundeskjorten i brug i dagens anledning!
We had a really nice Christmas Eve yesterday. We started by taking a nice walk, and then came home to gløgg (the Danish type. I brought ingredients from Denmark. I REALLY had a lot of luggage this time!) and sweets. As you can see, the dog shirt was actually worn on this joyful day!
Min niece tændte lysene. Med en vis skræk. For hvad nu hvis det hele brændte ned?
The Christmas tree got the final touch. With candle lights! It's fun, how different American and Danish Christmas trees look. This one has no space between the branches and looks like the Mickey Mouse Christmas movie, but that is how they look here. It was beautiful!
My niece lit the candles. She was a bit nervous. What if it burned down the house?
Alle fik gaver - også Bailey, som ret hurtigt fangede, at der måske var noget lækkert i pakkerne, og derfor var voldsomt interesseret i at hjælpe til og se det hele.
Alle hyggede sig - og min nevø her smilede faktisk sødt til kameraet! Han var hjemme fra college, og det var virkelig hyggeligt også at se ham. Nu bor han jo pludselig i en anden by til daglig i forhold til resten af familien.
Juleaften sluttede med at en del tog i kirke kl. 21, mens jeg gik i seng. Den trætte collegestuderende gik også i seng. Han sover vist ikke meget til daglig.
Og nu sidder jeg så her - lysvågen - mens resten af familien sover. Så snart det her indlæg er skrevet, må jeg hellere strikke lidt mere på evighedsstrømperne til min mindste nevø. Den første er snart færdig!
We walked around the tree and had our gifts before dinner. Which was really nice! I loved not having to walk singing around the tree with a stomach that's bursting.
Everyone had gifts - including Bailey, who quickly understood that the gifts might hold something delicious, and therefore wanted to help opening the gifts and see everything.
Everybody had a nice time - and my nephew here even smiled for the camera! He is home from college, and it was nice seeing him. He is now living in another city away from his family.
Christmas Eve ended with a lot of the family going to church at 9 p.m., while I went to bed. The tired college student also went to bed. I guess he doesn't usually sleep that much.
So now I sit here - all awake - while the rest of the family sleep. As soon as I'm done writing this post, I'd better knit a bit more on the eternity socks for my youngest nephew. The first one is almost done!