Christmas


I love Christmas morning at my parent’s house. Some of our traditions include the usual opening of gifts, reading the Christmas story, and cooking a beautiful brunch. For as long as I can remember Mom has made her delicious Austrian Sour Cream Coffee Cake – a recipe full of all sorts of sinful things including lots of butter! There’s usually a minor scuffle for the privilege of being able to lick the beaters and scape the leftover batter out of the bowl. Once the coffee cake, accompanied by large cups of strong coffee, and other delicious things, is finished, we all sit down to a beautiful brunch. Here’s some pictures of this year’s:

The gorgeous centerpiece put together by Sol

The gorgeous centerpiece put together by Sol

The yummy pineapple, persimmon, and pomegranate salad

The yummy pineapple, persimmon, and pomegranate salad

The salad was so beautiful I can't resist posting another picture.

The salad was so beautiful I can't resist posting another picture.

Mom's infamous French china.

Mom's infamous French china.

Mom and Tat

Mom and Tat

The family - Grace took the picture so she's not in it :-(

The family - Grace took the picture so she's not in it 😦

Here’s a few pictures of the family opening gifts:

Once the gifts were opened, brunch gobbled up, we took a walk through one of the historic neighborhoods of SLO.  It’s so strange to visit California in the winter after living in Massachusetts, St. Louis, and Edinburgh because autumn comes so late to the central coast.  Trees were at the height of their autumnal colors and we were celebrating Christmas!  

The whole group: Pop, Josh, Tat, Sol, Katie, Grace, Mom

The whole group minus Scotty and me: Pop, Sol, Tat, Josh, Katie, Grace, Mom

Grace and me "bundled" up for the cool weather.

Grace and me "bundled" up for the cool weather.

Pop squinting in the bright sunshine.

Pop squinting in the bright sunshine.

Katie and Josh

Katie and Josh

Grace kissing Rudolph - a sculpted boxwood.

Grace kissing Rudolph - a sculpted boxwood.

I love these bright yellows and muted reds.

I love these bright yellows and muted reds.

Fall colors in December

Fall colors in December

Crunchy leaves in the street.

Crunchy leaves in the street.

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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