Hosting Christmas Dinner

Christmas Table Setting

Hosting Christmas was what we imagined would be the best way to break in the new house. We were right.

With 12 people, (and a demanding black lab) arriving for a late lunch/early dinner, the house felt festive, but smelled even more so. Megan set the bar high early with an amazing entree of king prawns on a tomato/watermelon salsa – refreshing on the hot, 31c day. I had burnt feet by the time I finished the prawns on the BBQ in the backyard. While warm, we discovered the house has great cross ventilation. We opened up our bifold doors and the breeze took over – perfect.

Christmas Dinner Placesetting

Christmas Morning

Breakfast in the outdoor room

Opening up the house

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. Shayne says:

    Merry Christmas!

    Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful celebration – the photos are beautiful :) The house is looking fantastic, congrats!

    Love the new look of the website too – well done.

  2. Kriss says:

    The house looks so homey, festive, warm, and inviting. It sounds like the perfect first Christmas in your new home!


  3. Amanda says:

    Wow – everything looked fantastic :) Now where are the food pics? ;)


  1. […] 2010 will always be remembered as the year in which we built our home. Our lives changed dramatically last year, as we settled into married life, and finally, our new home. While there were many ups and downs associated with the entire build process, we look back on it with the thought that it brought us closer together. Our relationship was definitely tested at times – especially since we spent most of the year living with the in-laws. But in the end, we came away with a beautiful home – a home we were able to share with both sides of our families as we hosted the Christmas Day festivities. […]

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