Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas, Dear Readers!

May your days be merry and bright and your holidays packed with fun and family!

I had a wonderful Christmas Eve spent with my family.  If you've ever seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, that will give you an idea of what these gatherings are like.  All those Greeks in one room really raise the decibel level.  My husband can never believe the insanity of our family get-togethers.

I, on the other hand, had no idea that there were families who didn't shout at the top of their lungs and hold five different conversations with 8 different people at the same time.  That isn't normal??  And of course, there's so much food there isn't enough table, counter and coffee table space to hold it all and you pretty much have to roll yourself out like Veruca Salt the Blueberry in the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory tale.

My poor husband.  His family is not huge, crazy and loud.  They are more into genteel conversations and cheese platters with wine.  It's much easier for me to adapt to his family than for him to adapt to mine.  I think he gets lost in all the loud conversation!  Haha!

This morning we will be with his parents, opening stockings.  All the stuff I've hoarded for so long will be put to good use.  My MIL will be so thrilled with her goodies.  We will have cinnamon rolls and orange juice with our presents and then a prime rib dinner.  I can't wait!

After that, we will make our way to the home of DH's best friend from childhood and celebrate there with more food and gifts.  I may even get up the nerve to karaoke with their family (and with a Las Vegas showgirl and a Hollywood singer and actress- there is PLENTY of personality and talent).

It's truly a long, festive, exhausting day but is always so full of fun and memories.

I wish you the same happiness and exhaustion!  Have a beautiful (white or green) Christmas Day and remember the special times that these holidays commemorate and continue to bring.

Hugs to all!!



  1. Merry Christmas! Your family sounds a lot like mine ;-)

    1. Thank you! Crazy families make for interesting get-togethers. I love it!