Have I blogged about Christmas yet? Not this year! I'm already anxious for Christmas.
I love Christmas. It is truly my favorite holiday. And I'm not talking about the over commercialized Christmas that stores start selling stuff for before Halloween. Mostly, I love Christmas traditions and time with family and… well, ok… food. I love Christmas food. It's the best kind of food.
You agree with me, yes? (I decorated that cake by myself by the way!… took a long time… can't wait to do it again this year!)
Every year my family has a HUGE Christmas party. When we lived in California and had a huge house we had twice as many people and four times as much food. Of course now we have fewer people, but it's still awesome. We have our friends from the church come over, and friends from other places too. My ballet teacher's family, our employees and teachers, the kids' school friends. Our (fake) tree is exploding with ornaments, the table is filled with food—and people bring more when they come—and there's always someone on the baby-grand piano—usually me or Hannah—playing Christmas hymns that the whole party sings to. Of course the main attraction is Mom's homemade eggnog. She makes two batches: the "kids" batch and the "Adult" (spiked, but not too spiked) batch. And as people slowly leave, Dad reads the Christmas story, and our closest friends stay and watch us open our Christmas pajamas (another one of those traditions).
You want to see the whole story on a greeting card?
So would I.
This would be the card I would use, replacing each photo with a great shot from the former year's party. Six pictures is enough to portray quite a lot of joy, isn't it?
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