Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

This year we hosted Christmas for my family here in our home. It was amazing having my parents, brother, sister in law, niece and cousin here. Not everything went according to plan, C, who is my baker extraordinaire, came down with pneumonia 4 days before Christmas which really threw a spanner into his baking plans. Mass on Christmas eve started later than we were expecting and ran longer than we were expecting, so our réveillons started later than planned. We were still wrapping gifts at 2am Christmas morning. The 23lb turkey barely fit in my oven and left no room for side dishes. Freezing rain pelted the house Christmas day and half of boxing day. But we were snug inside, together. The bits got everything their hearts desired, a Nintendo DS each and a Wii for the family to share. We all amused ourselves bowling and racing mario kart, took turns smooching sweet baby Maya, ate tons of cheese and nuts and tourtière and talked and laughed.

Best Christmas ever.

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