The flight from Milwaukee to LAX yesterday was very full, but it went very smoothly
My aunt Sandy picked me up from the airport and took me back to her house, where my cousin, Lissy, was busy preparing a "bacon-themed" Christmas Eve dinner. It has been a tradition with them to prepare a big dinner with neighbors and friends for many years, so I was glad to be a part of it. The food was absolutely amazing!! Kudos to Lissy (and help from Sandy!). :)
Before dinner I took a long walk to stretch my legs a bit, and took some photos of the beach and of Christmas decor. I couldn't believe that I was walking outside on Dec. 24 with pants, tennies and a short-sleeved shirt. Crazy! But the sunshine was nice.
This morning we went to church for Christmas mass, and now I'm updating the blog. We will have brunch this morning (although I'm still very full from last night!) and visit the neighbors. I talked to my mom for a bit this morning. Of course, she was busy preparing food for the hoard of my siblings and families about to descend on them.
I need to do a little laundry and repack my suitcase. We will probably head to the airport around 5 pm for my flight. I hope the airport isn't too nut-so. I really can't believe this day is here! I booked my flight back in June, but I knew it would approach quickly.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends! The next time I write, I will be in the land "Down Under."
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Long Beach, California, United States