Last night we had our annual Christmas gathering with my mom's family. Mom comes from a big extended clan, with lots and lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. They are big and loud and VERY friendly and always have enough food for a small army around. When Steve first saw the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding he commented that he had married into The Big Fat Dutch Family and I must say, there are some similarities. There were at least 50 of us together yesterday (including five 3 year olds!) and I think Rachel talked to every single person! She is SUCH a social butterfly.