Friday, December 04, 2009
Yesterday we picked Melissa up at the airport, stopped at Red Robin for lunch and strolled the Mall for a bit since Melissa has no Malls near her and then, last night all the family gathered together for some cake and lots of visiting. I was having too much fun last night to take pictures.
It just feels like everything is perfect when all the children are here. Elizabeth and Mei-Ling were both very happy to see Auntie Melissa and Mei-Ling has been running around the house calling for "Missy", which is what she calls Melissa.
Tomorrow night will be our annual Christmas party, so the kitchen is a busy place today. The menu for the party includes
Swedish meatballs, creamed potatoes, turkey sausage rolled in pastry, red cabbage salad, spinach balls, gingerbread men, Italian cookies, chips, chex mix, and crackers and cheese. Melanie is making a large Christmas tree cake for the party, so I think we will have plenty of food. If I get time, I will make Cardamon bread too.
Mei-Ling excited to be at the airport to pick up "Auntie Missy"
Auntie and Mei-Ling
Some serious consulting on what to order !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...