Before leaving for the midwest for 11 days, we celebrated Christmas at E's parents.
In lieu of a big Christmas dinner (it was a weekday evening) we ate at San Diego's famous Phil's bbq. E was especially skeptical, but both his pulled pork sandwich and my ribs were delish.
I feel a new family tradition coming on!
I got totally spoiled by E and his family this year.
Among my gifts was a 5 1/2 qt Le Cresuset, burlap TOMS, and a beautiful nightstand.
its color is closer to the picture on the left, but there it is in our room!
As usual, Eric's family's mini dachshund, Pookie stole the show:
Boarding the plane for snowy Chicago was a little bit hard. It was almost 80 degrees in San Diego on Christmas Eve!