We have been at the shore for the past few days working on the beach house, celebrating Caroline's birthday, and just general relaxing. Our plans to bring in the New Year...late afternoon showing of Marley and Me followed by dinner, left over birthday cake, wine, and a stack of magazines in my pajamas, of course! Chances of any of us seeing the ball drop? Slim to none! Wishing you all a safe, happy, and healthy 2009!
Friday, December 26, 2008
...of hosting 51 people for Christmas is not as bad as you would think. But, today I am exhausted. After having the girls, MBM and I decided that we would host Christmas, totally selfish on our part because we want to stay home on Christmas. But, we do extend the invitation to our family to invite in-laws, friends, etc. So this was our 8th Christmas and we had quite a crew! The youngest, our nephew Alec (4 weeks old) and the oldest Aunt Phyl (99 years old!) So what does it take to feed 51 people... ...26 pounds of pork ...30 pounds of potatoes ...10 pounds of carrots ...8 pounds of green beans ...a ginormous antipasto salad ...lots and lots and lots of wine! We did ask our guest to pitch in with hors d'ouvers and desserts, which is a HUGE help! We also managed to seat all 39 adults at the same time, thanks to 20 folding chairs, a huge piece of plywood over the pool table. I really wanted to take some pictures, but as you might imagine, I was busy! So today, we were supposed to travel a bit to celebrate with my Dad's family, but there is some sort of virus running through their house so the festivities are postponed. And I was so glad to stay in my pajamas, play Monopoly for 3 hours (which by the way is still being played, 6 hrs later)and eat leftovers! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Oh, and today is our wedding anniversary.....11 years!
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