Christmas for the Hannum and Malone family this year was held at the Malone’s on Saturday the 27th. It was the only time that we could all get together. We were pleased that all the family showed up, including children (although none are exactly children any longer).
We exchanged our gifts, which this year tended towards DVD’s, but noticeably missing MaryAnne’s fudge. MaryAnne, said that last year everyone said they were on a diet, so she didn’t bring any. Nevertheless the fudge was missed. Also, missed was the normal stealing back and forth of the “white elephant” gifts. Probably, because most were DVD’s.
Dinner, was excellent, if the cook says so himself. We had prime rib, a baked dish of sweetpotatoes, and apples, asparagus with chantrelle, garlic and balsamic vinegar. MaryAnne brought a green salad with almonds. Molly and Chelsey made Grandma Sloans chocolate mousse, which everyone enjoyed.
This was the largest number of people we have had for a sitdown dinner at our new home. We had 13 people at the table as we looked over the Willamette River.
It was great to catch up with everyone, and we wished that we had more opportunities, and of course time to stay in touch with Molly’s family. Fortunately, we have Sally who keeps us abreast of what everyone is doing throughout the year.