Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas With the Penners

Ah! Christmas. Egg nog and presents and snow. Lots of snow in our case. Now, Christmas might be technically over, but this weekend Christmas continues for us. Derek and I are spending the weekend with his side of our family. We left yesterday after Derek got off work (and after we ate a lunch of pancakes, of course!) and drove the six hours in Boris, our... temporary car. It was a bit of a nerve wracking drive, with bad tires and bad headlights and snow coming at us the whole way. But we made it there around 11:00, and got to eat a bit of leftover chicken fettucini alfredo before we crashed (not with the car, I promise). I had planned on writing a quick post after we arrived, but we were both exhausted and bed was seriously the best thing we'd ever heard of.

In the morning, Carolyn made us a delicious breakfast of bacon and eggs, and just got to hang out with the family until Jeremy and Adrienne (newly engaged! What? Fantastic.) arrived from Killarney, at 2:30. Then we snacked and laughed and were generally crazy. Both of our sides seem to want to compete for the "loudest in-laws" prize! And we love it.

There's not a lot else to write, we went on a fantastic sleigh ride, and have friends over for supper, but I won't go into all the details. In general, it's just been warm, and love-filled, like Christmas ought to be. And plus, look at all those presents under the tree! Can't wait to open them, and I'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual. And with these great folks, opening the presents will be a riot. And really, really loud. Merry Christmas, everyone, and a happy New Year. 

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