Monday, December 26, 2011

A Progressive Christmas

Since we celebrated Christmas with the entire family a few weeks ago in Redwood City, we had a low key Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. We started off by heading to my grandma's in Lodi on Christmas Eve. After picking her up we headed to take some time to remember my grandpa at the cemetery before heading to see family in Modesto. After great conversation and tasty pizza we headed back to Lodi.

On Christmas Day we slept in, had a scrumptious breakfast and headed to the movies. I was surprised to see a long line at the Lodi Cinema before 10 a.m., evidently lots of people enjoy going to the movies on Christmas Day. We saw War Horse (really good movie) and even got free popcorn since we signed up for the e-newsletter. Once the movie was done we headed back to my grandma's house, spoke with all of the family via ooVoo (like Skype), FaceTime and Tango, played Pinochle and then it was time for Prime Rib and wine. Although I had eaten plenty of cookies already, we piled in the car and went to see more family in Lodi for dessert. The Christmas Tree cake was just what we needed to stay in the holiday spirit and the ice cream helped too.

The day after Christmas we continued our progressive Christmas by heading to Sacramento. I went to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with a friend at the Esquire IMAX theater in Downtown Sacramento (and got free popcorn again - this time for a Foursquare check-in). When the movie was over we headed back to my parent's house for a tasty dinner featuring pork crown rib roast, roasted vegetables and french bread with pesto. We capped the night off with more cookies and watching the Sacramento Kings beat the Lakers.

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