“…is a gift God wrapped in beige!”
Molly and I really enjoyed reading all of your comments about our little digital Christmas card. We had a lot of fun filming it, and a little less fun (for me) editing it all together. I never thought I’d want to thank Brenda White for recording that little localized holiday ditty.
Christmas Eve was supposed to be spent in the kitchen making family dishes at a leisurely pace. I was to make my mom’s macaroni and cheese dish while Molly made her mom’s cinnamon rolls. Instead… much of the night was spent finalizing our video. Believe it or not, we did many many takes of that song and what you heard was the best. Later I did make the mac and cheese… however, the soymilk I used was secretly sweetened and it was a bust. When Molly returned from a holiday party she whipped up the cinnamon rolls with just a little help from me, finishing just seconds before Christmas.
Christmas morning Molly and I sat around the Christmas tree (my Eric Carle advent calendar) and unwrapped our packages from home. Thanks for sending goodies our way! Then we tidied up the place and ourselves to head out to a Christmas breakfast. Our breakfast was just the start of a food filled day. We had cinnamon rolls, eggs, pancakes, fruit, bacon (for them!), and mushrooms.
We piled in the car and headed out for a Christmas meal in the desert. Frances organized a little holiday gathering with amazing food! I was full after the first few bites but kept on eating. Later in the evening I called home on the phone while Molly skyped with her family. I must say, it was great to talk to loved ones and get a glimpse of Molly’s little brothers in their baby kanduras.
Overall, it was a nice holiday. Nothing like being at the Kessler’s on Christmas Eve. Nothing like Christmas morning with my mom, sister, aunt, and uncle. And nothing like Christmas late morning with my dad and Toni. But… all things considered, it went well.