Last night's party went very well, I must say. My living room looks Christmassy and cosy, no? The kids had a ball, everyone ate until we reached critical mass, and my brother-in-law gave me official permission to pimp him out. Little does he know I've been trying for years, I'm just not a very good cupid. So, I'm taking applications if anyone wants to be my sister-in-law! I must say, I lucked out with Ryan's family, I like them all. Jerry even came and stayed a few hours! Now we must switch gears and prepare for my family's get-together. This will be the first year we don't buy for adults, so we'll se how it goes. Tonight will be spent baking cookies for Santa, wrapping last-minute gifts, and telling the kids to go to sleep.