Last night we had all of the family (sans Dominica and Ivar) together for an overnight Christmas spectacular back where it all started-on the Smith family farm. For the occasion, we went all out and watched Christmas movies the whole night long; we watched Christmas Vacation, Christmas with the Kranks, Little House on the Prairie Christmas, A Smokey Mountain Christmas Babes in Toyland and a couple others. It was great to have everyone together and watching Christmas movies did help to set the holiday tone, but I am utterly sick of television.
Anyhow, we are now busy cleaning house and preparing for the annual Christmas Eve party with mom's side of the family. One notable difference here is that the food is incredible; I am no longer stuck living off whatever random leftover stuff is in our cupboards and freezers at home. Merry Christmas everyone!