27 Dec


Even my niece Scout is done with Holiday parties!

 Sweet baby jesus did we do some running around this holiday season. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was a relaxing weekend but we did have loads of fun! It seriously feels like we celebrated Christmas a million times but there are some perks to this- lots of great meals, baked goodies, wine and presents. My holiday gifts this year totally cracked me up! They were all so domestic. I guess that’s how you know you are almost 30…when your holiday gifts go domestic. We got bedding, knives, a new French press and more cook books then I know what to do with! Thank God I have the week off to read them all. Brian also got a leopard print snuggie as a gag gift and I am in love with it. Genius idea I tell you.

The holiday breakdown goes like this…

Thursday night we kicked off our holiday weekend with a dinner in Pasadena (an easy 2hour drive in holiday traffic) to celebrate my Dad and Pamela’s 23rd wedding anniversary! It was a perfect evening other than the traffic! It’s fun to celebrate great couples and I happen to think my Dad and Pamela are one of the great ones.  I was also happy to have Brian finally meet Pamela’s family. After Thursday night I can safely say that if you are related to me and live in California you have met Brian.

On Christmas eve we went to Brian’s parents house for dinner and let me tell you this dinner does not disappoint. They have been hosting a Christmas Eve dinner for their friends for 36 years. What a lovely tradition huh? Last year was my first Christmas eve  there and I was happy to be back for round two. Great people, great conversation, great food, great wine and lots of laughs.

On Christmas morning we made the rounds separately (we HAD to divide and conquer or we would have hurt somebody’s feelings) and spent the evening at my mom and Irv’s house. Irv made the most incredible brisket…seriously it’s to die for ( I will have to ask him to teach me this recipe for the blog). After our delectable dinner and a gift opening session we hit the movies to see “Sherlock Holmes”. The movie theatre was crazy of course but it was a perfect way to end the day…in the dark…and not having to speak. Kidding.

Our last celebration was at my cousin Jo Jo’s for boxing day. This is the party where most people need a diagram to figure out the family connections. A blended family to say the least. This was also the party that Aunt Paule asked me to make her Kugel for and I was a touch nervous. It’s a big deal to be passed the Kugel baton in my family! But, I have to admit it was a hit…every last drop of it was eaten. I’d say Christmas was a success!

When Brian and I got home last night and were so exhausted from the weekend. All we did was lie around on the couch and watch Tv (me in my new leopard snuggie of course).

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One Response to “193”


  1. 190 « - December 30, 2011

    […] day after serving my amazing Kugel at the holiday party, I received this email from Aunt Paule- dearest,  i finally got on the kugel […]

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