The social aspect of the holidays kicked into high gear this weekend. Saturday was the annual L. Family and Friends christmas party. It starts at 4pm and ends whenever. This photo was just one corner of the food. The other side of the kitchen had chowder, chili, rice, meatballs, sweet and sour pork etc. So needless to say nobody leaves this house hungry!!
When I got home I had to prep for today's party - family cookie exchange in a town about an hours drive from here. So, after 2 trips to the grocery store (reminder, check that you're not out of eggs before starting to bake) and a failed frosting attempt - I finished the cookies at 11pm.
My cousin hosted a lovely afternoon. She had the big beautiful real Christmas tree. It made me miss a real tree - the smell and the charm of it. But then I remembered the work of it and how satisfied I was a few days ago when I put those 3 pieces of pre-lit magic together and was done in 5 minutes.
So, inspired by my 2 parties I came home and finally got around to decorating my tree.
Christmas is officially on. The tragic events of a few days ago in Newtown should remind all of us to enjoy our time with family and friends.
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