Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wow.

Matt and I "took over" Christmas this year, meaning we took charge of the cooking. I still feel like Mum did a lot of the wrangling of where to put tables/chairs, and where the good china was hiding, etc etc, and I KNOW she and her sister did the majority of cleaning dishes and squaring things away after the festivities. All involved feel it was the easiest Christmas ever (even us), I suppose this means we were long overdue for a division of labor.

Hooray. Christmas was such a big warm busy party, 27 people, all over 18. The sweater we got my Granny fitted her just right. The drive back to San Diego went without a hitch, and Matt and I are relaxing with the cats, watching movies and drinking beer left over from the party.

5 comments:

Isabelle said...

Glad you had such a lovely time.

K said...

Happy Christmas!

I would be TERRIFIED to take over the cooking for the assembled hordes, so well done you! (Let's hope Isabelle is still prepared to feed the hordes for another few years... otherwise they would all end up eating Festive Macaroni, I think.)

Stace said...

Happy Christmas/New Year/stuff!! If I ever bother celebrating Christmas, I'll do it the way my mum does - just the immediate family, and she serves up a platter of cold meats, cheeses, crackers, antipasto, fruits, and whatever else she might have handy. Very simple, but so nice :)

Rosemary Grace said...

Stace, technically that *is* immediate family! My Mum's immediate family: her mum, kids (us), and two siblings...and their partners, kids, and kid's partners...

If all my cousins were married that'd be four more! We'll have to downsize the gatherings when my generation starts breeding.

Stace said...

27 people?! Wow. My "Immediate family" is my mum, my dad, my brother, and sometimes his girlfriend and my husband! :)