Craziness, I think that must be my word from 2011. I am hoping for peace to be my word next year 🙂 This past weekend we had our first Christmas, with Matt’s family. We hosted this year, and like always, it was insane. Not because we don’t have the most amazing day, but because there are so many people. I guess we are actually small if you think about large families. We had 14 here, which included 4 littles. But those 4 littles gave the impression of 40 🙂 It is such a joy to see them play together though, my favorite part of the day.
We had a huge array of food. Like I mentioned previously, I decided to have everyone send me a check this year and I bought all the food. I had planned to have everything prepared before the first guests arrive, but it of course never works out exactly as I see in my head. Luckily I had the help of a wonderful sister-in-law to help me pull everything together at the last minute! And I forgot to take pictures of the food! I did take one picture though, of an appetizer that I pinned when thinking about Christmas party cooking. They were mini BLT’s on a toothpick, and I think they were the favorite appetizer of the whole day, so that made me happy. I cooked the bacon in the oven to make sure it was nice and crispy, put them together, and then prepared a chipotle mayonnaise for dipping…it was delicious!