Friday, January 9, 2015
They Came From Far and Near
Yes, from the East Coast, from the North West, from the South and from the Bay, as well as from just seven minutes away! The FAMILY gathered!
To celebrate Christmas, to share food and gifts, to laugh, to smile, to enjoy being together and to EAT!
We delighted in the presence of the unexpected two! The young Seattle duo who called up and asked if there was room for two more at the table? Having done a marathon drive to join us! It was GREAT!
There was herring and lutfisk, ham and sausages, meatballs and ribs, sauces, sides and salads and all the other stuff that a Swedish Christmas makes! We stuffed ourselves full, squeezing down some of the rice porridge that only Annika can make!
There were gleaming eyes and happy helpful people… eating fast, Santa was coming! Can hardly make him wait!
Then the new electronic visit during the gift opening! JQ and his Seattle group cheering us on, watching and commenting. Oh, what fun! This virtual addition to our gathering.
We all had a great time.