We went to our friends' apartment and watched the Christmas fireworks go off all over the city at the stroke of midnight Christmas Eve.
I don't have any pics documenting Christmas, but we slept in, had lunch with other friends and relaxed.
The day after Christmas, aka my birthday, we took the dog for a long walk around our neighborhood.
We snapped lots of pics, which I hope to eventually post, of the beautiful houses here, and enjoyed the summer weather. I do not miss NoVa's cold weather or all the snow they got. I realize now that there's no need to be bitter about a Dec. birthday -- I was just born in the wrong hemisphere!