My family and I decided to spend Christmas Day and the day after in San Francisco to mix it up this holiday season. Lest I ruin family traditions though, I made my way up to Sacramento on Thursday evening to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at home with the crew.
In true form, we spent a great deal of time in the evenings playing board games (Sequence is the new go-to and Scattergories is a long time favorite), catching up and eating gingerbread. This weekend was a veritable fat fest for me though I tend to think/hope that calories don’t count between December 23rd and December 26th.
Boat Shoes’ family invited my family to join them for a Christmas Eve service at Bayside Church for their afternoon church service. It’s been a while since we attended a church service as a family, but this one was ahhh-mazing. I’ve been to a few of Bayside‘s services before and was pretty amazed and how great they were: fun, engaging and relatable; a far cry from Catholic masses of my youth. After the service, we headed back to Boat Shoes’ place to have a Christmas Eve drink before heading home for dinner.
All in all, an amazing couple of days leading up to Christmas! We had a nice quiet dinner for Christmas Eve, complete with a Lifetime Christmas movie in the background (the critically-acclaimed Christmas Cupid, if you’re interested in watching). There’s really nothing like watching D-List actors re-create A Christmas Carol with a modern twist. Charles Dickens would be proud to know that Christina Milian knows his work so intimately.
Check back soon to see some snapshots of our Christmas in San Francisco!
xoxo from SF,
P.S. All photos courtesy of my sweet new camera! Quite the photos, right?