Today I felt like the holidays finally began in earnest. All three girls home. And tonight we had a few friends over. At one point things were really cooking. My middle daughter walked in after a four hour drive home and felt overwhelmed by the commotion, but I felt awesome--friends and family all together eating and drinking. Some of our old neighbors stopped by. One of them had his son with him who now has a deep voice and looks eye to eye with me. The food was great and the Whole Foods eggnog was a hit (why don't they carry that stuff all year round - it is so good!)
I absolutely love to entertain. My style is to put it all out and tell people to help themselves to whatever they want. Then I proceed to soak up the conversation and hugs and reminiscing. I especially like it when a few people stay after the others have gone and we can talk about how much fun it was before it's really over!
My youngest daughter had a few friends of her own here and they partied in the back long after the last dish was dry in the kitchen.
I love Christmas.