It didn't snow...it was grey....it was quiet.
The bonus....Barb had the day off and came to help with morning chores.
Got into the house about 9 and figured I had better get the lead out if 23 people were coming to dinner.
Gary made all the meatballs...about 170! While I worked on the house.
It was a long day for getting ready....I took my good old time.
Jenny and the kids arrived a little before 6. By 6:30 almost everyone was here.
Gary surprised me with a lamp from the Different Path Gallery. Remember the ones I posted last week?
Below is my least favorite thing that is part of a typical Swedish Christmas Eve Smorgie. Yuck! Pickled Herring. No thanks. Gary loves it!
I don't have enough energy to describe all the food we had tonight. Just know that it was delicious.
OK...I have to tell you that this Asian dish Barb made was a huge hit. Pork tenderloin, rice, stir fried veggies, pineapple and mandarin oranges. Such flavor!
One of my friends confiscated my camera and took these two pictures...me and Roger.
|Finn and Cooper played the entire evening while the adults did their thing.|
Sidney sat on the couch for over an hour watching Finn and Nanna Pat play a new game. He doesn't care how many people are around. Seymour, on the other hand, escaped out the back door ASAP. Phoebe and Gucci are used to crowds and just roll with it.
I was very happy to have Barb and Ron join us this year. They met a lot of new people.
Tomorrow we are going to veg.