Annemor and Matt usually spend Christmas at home in England, so this year they decided to come and celebrate a little early. The Ladies Segersten drove up from Söderköping (Magnus stayed home with his man cold) and Mama Swede planned everything so that Saturday would be just like Christmas Eve. First, a late breakfast featuring a thick-sliced ham, then shopping, a full Julbord, then presents! I got to be Santa and pass them out because, apparently, "Mara likes to be the center of attention." Okay, I didn't hate it.
After some very nice, and one pretty ridiculous, gifts were opened I had to sneak away to the church to rehearse before our Christmas concert. The show was at 11:00 pm but The Swede, Annemor, and Matt managed to drag themselves to the church to watch.
It was a lovely, long day; one of my favorites of 2015.