Since my freshman year at Penn State I have been collecting Christmas tree ornaments. My Mom gifts them to me almost every year, and a few friends and family have contributed over the years.
When my parents stepped foot into my house for the very first time two years ago, they dropped a small suitcase off, instructing me to keep the bag and its contents. Clearly they were ready to unload some of the stuff they'd been holding onto for 6 years (and many apartments) of my life. I was excited to find that the bag was full of my PSU ornaments. Last year I snagged a white tree at an after Christmas sale. This year my life goal of having a Penn State Christmas tree came true!
It's December 27. How was your Christmas? How is hanukkah going so far?
There have been years where I've dreaded the holidays and been grateful for them to be over. This year, thanks to my family coming to my home in Seattle and the Advent project, I was excited, mostly prepared, and truly enjoyed Christmas. We visited restaurants, prepared and enjoyed home cooked meals, reheated leftovers, snuck snacks, and so on...
Today we took my parents to the airport and I was ready for a cool, refreshing, and healthy smoothie. I knew I had a great idea, then I took it to the next level by adding a double shot of espresso!
Merry Christmas! It's such a day for celebration. Yesterday we had a great day in Seattle with my family.
We started with homemade breakfast: fried egg and cheese sandwiches with hummus, roasted garlic sweet potatoes, and sautéed zucchini, spinach, and tomatoes.
We're so close now, friends! Yesterday we went shopping at Pike Place Market and to a show.
I'd never been to Pike Place so close to Christmas before and it's even more charming than usual. The market was heavily crowded with people, locals and tourists alike, from what I can tell. The holiday bouquets were beautiful!
Last night we threw an ugly sweater party. Most of guests heeded the dress code, a few didn't, and one dressed as Santa!
I'm Angela. Here you'll find tons of chatter about food & travel. Enjoy!
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