June 21, 2014 – Summer solstice celebration

Since Sarah, John and I were not home at Christmas this year, we decided to have our celebration on summer solstice. Everyone bought into the idea and the kids got to have a second Christmas. All such celebrations must include hors d’ouevres (ala Pilat Eve), a tasty bread product (mimicing bagels and lox Christmas morning), gifts, and a festive dinner with a fancy dessert (Jon usually hosts Christmas dinner.)

I think we manage to hit all the high points. Jon brings chopped liver pate and pimento cheese for hors d’oeuvres, Sarah makes pretzel rolls for our tasty bread product, John and I grill a festive dinner, and Leigh makes a buche de Noel for dessert. And of course there are gifts.

Nathan and Sam are ready for some presents
Nathan and Sam are ready for some presents

Nathan is very excited to get a recycled iPad
Nathan is very excited to get a recycled iPad

Sarah's pretzel rolls
Sarah’s pretzel rolls

Our festive dinner - not sure whether Sam is in terrific pain or is smiling for the camera
Our festive dinner – not sure whether Sam is in terrific pain or is smiling for the camera

Our fabulous Buche de Noel by Leigh (with Sam)
Our fabulous Buche de Noel by Leigh (with Sam)

There is talk about making this a permanent holiday. We’ll see….

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