whoosh there goes Christmas... I tell you, it gets faster every year. I just cant quite get it to slow down, to do all those things I had planned, to bake all I wanted to bake, to see everyone I wanted to see, to go to all the drinks/parties/meets/get togethers that I wanted to get to. In the end its basically cramming a two week period of festivities into about three days. I had plans....annnnnd in the end we just about made it dressed, fed, hosting/guesting, with gifts for the correct number of people. There were my whole herd back here - family of six coming thro.... - and then I blinked and it was time to wave Not So Teen Son back to his student house today. I never got to make the family of six perfect meal with oven baked chocolate rice pudding - it was eat fast or eat out or eat buffet mountain in fridge- I never got to go out with just the big kids, but I did enforce the 'four of them' photo just before he left. I'm not dwelling on my 'never got to' list, nor shall I be counting the exact days til I can retake this picture... Instead I'm going to be glad we survived the whirlwind that was Christmas, that we did it all together, - oh, and that the buffet mountain has stopped threatening to take over my fridge... Love these four. So much.