December 21, 2007

A New York Christmas


We fly to Minnesota tomorrow to be with our family for Christmas so celebrated our New York Christmas today. My husband got up early and made my mom's famous Swedish almond coffee cake for breakfast (sorry love, but mom's is still better!) then we blasted Christmas music and did the "tree thing". For those unfamiliar, the "tree thing" is when we sit around our Christmas tree in the worlds most comfortable pajamas eating Swedish almond coffee cake while drinking coffee with Baileys Irish Cream and open presents. Our cats spend the morning playing with crumpled up wrapping paper and then we retire to the couch where we watch various holiday episodes of The Simpson's. The only way this morning could possibly be better would be if our little baby Bean was there to enjoy it with us. Thank goodness that time is fast approaching!



We received word from CHI today that our dossier has received certification from the US Department of State and the Ethiopian Embassy, so as soon as it arrives back at CHI's office will be sent on to Ethiopia where (thank goodness) no further certification will be necessary, just a bit of wait time before the all important match is made.

Off to watch Christmas movies and pack - as you may have noticed Bridger has already made himself quite comfortable in his box, and I'm sure Bode is sure to follow!

4 comments:

Gamma! said...

That's quite a compliment honey, but I'm sure Mike's was GREAT! You just want to make sure we have more at Christmas in Minnesota! No problem. Did somebody get a penquin for Christmas? Well, have to get back to the carmel corn - yes, I am making a few things :) Merry Christmas!!! We'll be greeting you in snow to be sure, so be prepared - it's going to be a winter wonderland!

Stacie said...

Welcome to MN. Where are you headed to in MN? South Central here.
Stacie f

Misty said...

Sounds like a sweet christmas memory. This will be your last one with just the two of you!

Misty said...

Sounds like a sweet christmas memory. This will be your last one with just the two of you!