scenes from this evening
today was our annual family holiday party. this year, we decided to do things a bit differently, and ended up inviting family friends and school friends for one big open house. It was awesome seeing so many loved ones and catching up with them. I invited some high school friends whom I don't get to see often--is it too soon to start talking about the "good ol' days" of high school? :)
anyway, there was tons of food (we have enough cookies to last us the rest of the winter), some christmas music, present swapping, excessive snapchatting and general merriment.
I love this party; it's one of my favorite traditions. and one of my favorite parts is winding down at the very end, when its just me, my parents and my brother, sitting around the living amidst wrapping paper, crackers, empty wine glasses and three different cheese spreads. we collapse on the sofa and enjoy the feeling of happiness for another successful party mixed with relief that our hostess roles are done for the night.
here are some snapshots of what my post-part evening looks like...