It's been a busy 24 hours at our house! Last night, we went to my mother's extended family Christmas gathering. As always, we crammed 40-some people into a house and spent the evening chatting, stuffing ourselves, and trying to avoid the roving hordes of kids underfoot. Just a typical gathering!
There were all sorts of finger foods and multiple batches of the fried fritters that are the only Dutch tradition my immigrant family chose to keep.
(On a side note, Rachel was a little disappointed in the KC and the Sunshine Band CD that Santa brought her last night. But this morning, I stepped out of the shower to find Shake Your Booty blasting from the stereo and Rae shaking hers for all it was worth while grinning from ear to ear. Sometimes Santa knows what you need, even if you don't realize it!)
This morning was the children's Christmas program at church.