But: here goes the super long Christmas-week post!
Well I obviously survived the 21st (as we all did) Soooo... here we come with some new Christmas traditions! (Apart from all the Egg Nog I got introduced too (I never ever had it before!...) And it's seriously seriously good!) here is what my Christmas
I just mentioned the Egg Nog and as it turned out: That one is pretty awesome for french toast too!
2 1/2 cups Egg Nog
Dip/Soak your bread. Fry it in a pan with a bit of butter. Sprinkle with icing sugar and (as for me) soak it in maple syrup. Yumminess!
(Makes a comfy breakfast and even better with a cozy Christmas movie!)
On Sunday I went to see the lights in Stanley Park together with my (host)sister and some friends. It is a smaller area, which they decorated entirely with millions and millions of lights. You can meet Santa (several) and drink hot chocolate or eat organic popcorn :) And...if you're tough enough to stand in line... you can do a train ride. We were not. But the lights by themselves are already pretty enough! (And it's FREE!)
|Super snowy mountain|
|A tiny Christmas village with twinkling lights and everything...and "If we can fit Santa, we can fit anyone" :P|
I spent Christmas eve with my family.
My host mum made an amazing dinner and we went to see more lights after we unwrapped our presents. (Oh and I love our small Christmas tree which was not able to cover all the presents :P)
|Since we don't want to waste any time (time is money, right!?) I had to do something before dinner...guess what I did :P|
|The Christmas tree stood on top of the drawer...too many presents :D|
|My host dad Ernesto, Paul, me and Pasc|
|Here we go tiny Christmas tree ♥|
|Turkey, spring rolls and more good food which was brought in after I took this picture...bummer...but oh well|
|Someone has to start...|
|Right, here we go!|
|After lots and lots and lots of food: Presents (and even more pictures)|
|On our after-dinner-light-walk|
|And the best host parents ever!|
I'm back to work today and Friday but there is another long weekend ahead, with saying goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013.
It was definitely a crazy year but I'm stoked for the next one even more! (New Years makes me either super emotional or super giddy and active...I guess this year it's a mixture of both! :D).
So I'll spend my evening today organizing all my lists (Bucket lists, what I want to do next year list, what I did this year list...quite...list-overloaded...)
Oh! And I had a discussion over if the Grinch is green or yellow. (Feel free to leave your opinion. I think he's yellow!!) ...that totally IS yellow....right!?
And the my days in Canada section got updated finally! So more pictures over there again ;)