tovi's side of the family comes to visit every other christmas.
it's such a great time of fellowship, long lingering meals, walks on the beach, stories of growing up.
i have loved getting to know this side of the family during christmastime.
over the last few years, we've had a ladies brunch at my house after christmas.
i cook, they chat, aunt tracy brings all her card making supplies for us to play with.
this year i had woefully underplanned.
on chrsitmas evening, i took cruz home early, put him to bed, and leapt into brunch-planning-action.
i may have been curling my hair and pulling eggs out of the oven when the guests arrived, but it all came together!
lesson learned: never let a short deadline stop you from serving waffles to the ones you love.