Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monster Recap: Part 2

My Monster Christmas Recap was not monster enough! I inadvertently left out pictures from our super-fun Petri Christmas celebration. Due to the major (!) construction going on at my parents' house, Aunt Laurie graciously offered to host our annual extravaganza of fun, food and music. She kicked the event off with a beautiful and heartfelt toast to the family that had most of us in tears. Dinner was glorious and delicious and the company was even better.

Our hostess with the mostess was moving too fast with her duties to catch on film. Well, she did slow down long enough to have an impromptu dance party in the kitchen to her favorite Christmas song, but Eleanora and I were too busy dancing along to take any pictures. I did capture a few photos amidst the fun, wrapping-paper-covered, wonderful chaos.

One of my favorite Christmas presents of the year was from Uncle Dan. He shares our love of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (dubbed "Cinderella People" by Natalie as a little girl to distinguish it from the lesser animated Disney version). Uncle Dan put his musical talent to remarkable use by performing one of our favorite songs from the film to a enraptured audience. He was amazing and we absolutely loved it. What a Christmas miracle!

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