Sunday, December 26, 2010

A fun, somewhat gluttonous day

Our wonderful friend Martha and her husband Joe invited Rachael and me to the MacKenzie family Christmas dinner.  Getting there was a trifle traumatic, but fortunately Rachael, with her handy telephone GPS, was a little Sacagawea, and was able to safely guide us there through the raging storm and the mysterious and scary freeway exits.  And when we arrived, intact, what a treat awaited us!  Everything Martha does is fabulous, especially if it involves food.  I felt as though I already knew most of her six children and grandchildren, as I had seen pictures, heard stories, and met some of them briefly at church, but I had never really, really met them.  Actually chatting with them was a delight.  What a diverse, interesting, and fun group they are.  And I met her grandson Ian, author (along with his dad) of Tone Out, a very funny web comic.  Warning –  it’s R rated, perhaps even actually X rated.  Not for the squeamish!  Ian is, after all, a fifteen year old boy.  You know what they are.
In the G rated arena, Martha has lots of angels and several crèches, including this biggish one.  But not as excessive a number, as some folks Maureen Dowd knows.  
Joe showed me his new camera - a cute little red one with lots of clever features.  Now I have severe camera envy!
And now also, after all that great food, I am full as a tick, and am hoping that I don’t get a rude shock when I step on the scale in the morning.


Marta said...

You must introduce me to this family.
They sound fabulous.
The event was more fun with you & Rachael. Thank you so much for being part of our family if only for a few hours.
I love my little stamp holder. You and Rachael have good taste.
About the frames. I would not mind a bit if you re-gifted.

I'll list all the things I forgot on my blog.

Marta said...

I forgot to mention that I have one more creche. Joe made the stable out of sheet metal. I made the figures and clothing for the family and the wise men, even had a donkey & a camel.
There was nothing to break so kids could touch and play with the set.