Saturday, December 20, 2008

Five Days 'til Christmas

Another awesome day leading up to Christmas. Kate was off to do some last minute shopping in the early morning hours. I made chili for Sunday night's caroling party, did some laundry, general clean-up and wrapped a few more gifts while she was gone. Terr went out to gas up the cars, take a gift to a friend and pick up a few things we needed for baking.

When Kate returned, we spent the rest of the day working in the kitchen. She is a joy to work with and I loved being her chef (!A sous (=under in French) chef is the second in command -- he works directly under the executive chef and essentially runs the logistics of the kitchen.).
We made cut out cookies and iced them together and Kate worked on culinary Christmas surprises while I tried to keep things cleaned up. We were way-laid a couple of time when joined by gift bearing friends on a mission to bring Christmas cheer. What JOY!

We were getting a little weary around 10:00 p. m. when Kristin and the boys arrived for the holidays. Rejuvenated by their being here, we got a late dinner on the table and tried to hurry up and catch up with each other before being forced to bed so we can start all over in the morning.
Needless to say, the hour is very late (or should I say early). The house has gotten quiet (except for a rattle of a pan or two coming from the kitchen where Kate has returned to work on gift making, now that everyone has gone to bed...shhhh).
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....",
I think this is going to be "the most wonderful time of the year!".


family said...

Ineed to report that in his first game of bumper pool, Keegan beat Grandad, easily. Then, Aidan beat Keegan. I think I was hustled! Merry Christmas. Love to All, Grandad.

juju said...

This is truly, Christmas in the making!!