On x-mas eve i had dinner with my family, & Frankie came by as a guest !
he hasnt seen my parents for 4 years, and the last encounter wasnt a good one.
But things went so great during dinner.
i think my parents forgot the incident 4 years ago. (sorry wont re-cap on that story)
anyway, dinner went very well, & we had lots of yummy food to eat.
Frankie dropped by with a few gifts, a bottle of wine for my parents, with a cute
oriental outfit FOR the bottle, 2 bottles of Pomegranate Sparkling Cidar for
us & the Boys, and a big bag of Seasonal Ghirardelli Chocolate for all of us.
We ate Glazed Ham, Smoked Turkey, Swedish Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole,
Korean BBQ, & Baked Mussels~
Oh, and on Christmas day, i was invited to Frankies house for a dinner party with
his family (sadly i dont really have too many pictures of that party)
but i LOVE his family ! Its so big !
haha, i guess since i grew up in such a tiny family.. being around so many
family members has always been a dream for me ~
we had so much food there as well, we had a Hot Pot Setup,
with squid, vegetable greens, shabu-shabu beef, shrimp, rice & udon noodles,
sausage, meatballs.. ahhh ! too many to list ! but it was delicious
i ended up having a ton of fun on both days,
Christmas for 2010 was truley an enjoyable one
|Our Beautiful 8ft Christmas Tree|
|Presents for a Big Family|
haha theres ALWAYS socks in one of the gifts.
we always get them for Christmas
|Peter Struggling with the Smoked Turkey|
Hahaha ! his funny facial expression as he was
carving the turkey
our pretty table, not all of our foods been placed yet,
i took this picture as the food was coming out.
but if you guys want the recipe for an amazing potato dish
"Swedish Potatoes" is the one to try!
|Smile for the Camera !|
we took a break from eating to snap a photo
|Eating our Christmas dinner|
i had alot of fun, we had great conversations, laughs, and
everything felt good at home for once
|Family & Frankie at the Dinner Table|
i thought this picture came out perfectly~
|Dress for a Wine Bottle|
aww so cute !
i think my mom read that it means
even tho we`re korean, my mom
was taught how to read a bit of chinese
in her highschool years.
i think students are still taught
chinese, in korea.
wine & apple / pomegranate cidar ~
aww, i didnt forget about coco! he gets a plate every
Thanksgiving & Christmas as well~ !
|MmMm ... beats dogfood anyday !|
|Time to Open Gifts ! .. WHAT THE HELL SANTA!?|
Good Lord Almighty !
|Oh My God , COCO !|
i swear.. my dogs a gay .
|Coco really wants his gift..|
|To: Coco From: Me|
a new doggie bed! now can you PLEASE sleep in your
own bed ?! and stop sleeping in the middle of mine WHILE
hogging all my blankets !?
waiting to get our presents !
cocos happy that hes already got his... lucky bastard
|Yay Santas Passing out Gifts ! ..... WITH pants !|
|Yay ! Present for me|
the photographer finally gets a gift~ hehe
|Raise Up Your Gifts !|
|Hide Yo` Kids! Hide Yo` Wife !|
haha, niklas is holding up my gift to
the family ~
here is the recipe for the
(Gingerbread & Cake Lollipops)
|Gazing at the Lit Houses|
|Walk On Balboa|
we took a walk on Balboa beach,
after eating & passing out gifts
we saw all the decorated houses, this one
actually had a merry-go-round on the
top, with Roudolph in the lead,
dragging Santa`s sleigh
|i Guess Turkey Does make You Tired~|
coco seems to enjoy his new bed . ZzzZzzz..
|A Few Dip-ables for the Hot-Pot !|
some Fish, Shrimp, & Shabu-Shabu beef
|Condiments & Add-Ons for the Hot-Pot|
peppers, cilantro , sauces, rice noodles, & sausages
|Dig In !|
Alot of Frankies family members dropped by,
there had to be atleast 40 people!
amazing how big his family is !
he doesnt even know how many cousins he has !
i only have 8 cousins ....
& no family members who live in Cali
|My Gift To Frankie's Family|
a home-made gift basket ~
filled with beautiful goodies
Thank you for having me over for Christmas
i love you guys dearly ~
Recipe for the
(Ginger bread cookies & Cake Lollipops)
Friends got together, the day after Christmas to exchange
gifts and have a BBQ , a fun way to end Christmas week~