Friday, December 26, 2008

A Suprise Christmas Guest

I am really sleepy so I don't want to write too much or it won't make sense when I go back to read it tomorrow. I just wanted to give our Christmas a little shout out, because it was amazing. This is due to my mother in law and husband. When we found out on Christmas eve that my little bro, Scott, was going to be all alone for Christmas Jodie immediately went on the computer and bought him a flight to get here in time for dinner! Then she went with Colt and they ran to the store on Christmas eve to buy stuff for him to open the next day. He was so surprised and excited to be invited to come and then to have a nice pile of gifts waiting for him Christmas morning and Christmas jammies that evening.
I was not able to go on the shopping trip for Scott because I was preparing my family's traditional Swedish Christmas eve dinner. My family has really extensive Christmas eve traditions. This was my first time preparing the meal all by myself. I am so in awe of my Mom that she does this every year! All of the food turned out good. I do have some areas I would like to improve on. My bread didn't rise enough. I was feeling bad about this and then I spoke with my Mom who said that her bread didn't rise well this year either. It is just such a dense bread! A lot of the food we make is rather temperamental. Scott said the food tasted like Mom's and that is the highest praise I could get.
My family flies into Utah tomorrow for a week of skiing and I can't wait to see them! I hope everyone had a Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas. Our was wonderful thank you to everyone who made it so special for me.

4 comments:

Markie said...

Hooray for Christmas miracles! Give your family big hugs for me.
Margaret

Sandy said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! Glad you guys could be together and have such a wonderful memory made!

Swede_Lady said...

My mom was very nervous about the limpa bread. She said even though it has risen nicely it could easily not bake as well. I don't know that I have ever eaten more than a bite of limpa. Oh, the horror!!! ;)

AshMasta said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! I still need to hear about all your presents from Colt! How much do you love your yellow purses?!