This past weekend my husband and I had an awesome Christmas party for our friends at our house. Its the first time we've had people over in a while because it was just too much while I was in school. We had a great time and it was nice to get everyone together again for an evening. It was one of those evenings when everyone eats a lot of food and sits around and talks and then all of a sudden you look at the clock and its midnight already.
We decided afterwards that we definitely need to get a bigger dining room table as we could barely fit 10 people around our current dining room table and our kitchen table combined. We even had to borrow a chair from my husband's sister (who lives up the road from us) because we didn't have enough chairs in the house. We're definitely going to have a party again, but it will be a while before we do it.
We were both up around 7am on Saturday morning to start cleaning the house and then we spent all afternoon cooking and preparing food for the evening. Sunday morning, of course, we ended up doing cleanup from the night before. We ended up running our dishwasher three times to clear all the dishes and we spent about an hour cleaning the pots and platters that couldn't go in the dishwasher.