Friday, January 06, 2006

Catching up

I've been bothering my friends for not posting lately, but I realized it's been a while for me too. Things have been pretty busy with New Year's, and cleaning up Christmas things, and retirement stuff for Matt's dad.

For New Year's we had family over and did a big fondue night. Cheese fondue with dippers; court boullion with marinated steak, chicken, pork, and shrimp; and chocolate fondue with lots of fresh fruit and other goodies. Also did a bunch of mixed drinks. I spent pretty much the whole evening in the kitchen cooking and then manning the blender for frozen drinks, but it was really fun! (Matt was awesome and managed to keep up with washing all the dishes. :-)) The only thing that would have made it better would have been to have some of our friends here...but since the majority of them are still in the DC area, it was not to be.

But speaking of having friends over... some of the guys are going to be visiting for MLK weekend. Should be a lot of fun. Just need to figure out something to do while they're here. Hmmm....

Then on New Year's Day we went to Matt's grandparents for most of the day.

We've been slowly trying to "undeck the halls" for the last couple of days. It always seems to go up so much easier than it comes down. I guess a lot of it just has to do with the fact that it's a lot more depressing when you're boxing everything back up and taking down the tree. There is one nice thing--we had such a wide tree this year that it's a little exciting to have the other half of the living room back again. :-)

Last night we attended the dinner reception for Matt's dad's retirement from the Air Force. And then today there was the official ceremony at the museum. It was a really nice ceremony. Autumn was so good for both events. She never made a peep. There was one woman who came up afterwards and said something along the lines of: you really shouldn't have any more kids, because you know the rest won't be so easy. If only she knew! Autumn is awesome now, but it was an awful pregnancy.

Anyway, I suppose I should get going--Autumn's wanting to eat.

1 comment:

Stephen, Sarah and Nora Shipp said...

The fondue party sounds awesome! Do you give out recipes? We got a fondue pot for our wedding and I've been wanting to use it sometime.