We seem to always be gathered around our table, really! Is it like that at your house? Perhaps it is because it is so close to our favorite room...the kitchen! So here are our January food photos (so far!)
O.K. This one was actually in December but I forgot to show you! While on a layover in London, Sarah made sure to purchase her favorite (and mine too by far!) Cadbury chocolate! She brought home a giant bar to share with the family. Here it is, next to one of our American giant bars. Makes it look pretty small, huh?!
Our first January gathering around the table was to celebrate Nick's 24th birthday. Here are cousins Michael and Sarah putting up with my camera.
Everyone's favorite Auntie Gena was here too! Fabulous darling! She had just brought her boys back to Utah for school and work. Here is Christopher not quite so fresh off of his New Hampshire mission but he's still got the glow, I think!
Here is our sweet Diana decorating cupcakes and mini cakes for her husband! We gave her a hard time about the blue frosting...blended Smurfs?
Take a close look at those cupcakes. They were beautiful!
And here begins our parting gift from Sarah. Two days before she left for Toronto she traveled with me to take Rachel back to school. It was a long day! Then, the next day she made a beautiful Tuscan dinner for us! This was the meal she helped the Relief Society ladies in Siena make for their ward Halloween party. You eat in courses. First came the bread! Behold and drool!
Garlic rubbed, fresh tomato and basil, wonderful cheese...!
Italian sausage and cheese, garlic and herbs...sigh!
Wait! There's more! (I thought we had just eaten dinner...I was happy enough but then came the penne pasta with beef and sausage, sauteed garlic and veggies..I am sure I am leaving something out but it was heavenly!
Here was our vegetable dish...green beans, onions, tomato and something else...Sarah help me!
Delicious!! We were stuffed!
We continued to eat this feast for two more days. It was sweet to taste Sarah's wonderful food even though she was now so far away! Come home soon sweetie and make some more!
Finally...I could not let January pass without showing you Caesar's final revenge. Just before he boarded the plane for Canada he got one more chance to teach that grubby barbarian who is boss. Said barbarian retreated to his cave in Provo. Will he return? Stay tuned!