EST. 2009

December 30, 2010

Those Holiday Mojitos and Joanna Gleason

IT BEGAN IN THE KITCHEN, where our White House gatherings usually do. Jaime added some holiday into the spirit he is often expected to make by substituting lime with cranberry. Or was it adding?

I couldn't drink anyway so I took photos and folded napkins while waiting. Before we knew it, we were all together again! Chopping, grating, reheating and garnishing, smoking, laughing and talking all at the same time, it felt like we'd never really been apart.

And with a post-dinner/pre-dessert break to watch excerpts from the Sondheim concert DVD, it felt like nothing's really changed.

Holidays are merrier when good friends come home. Welcome back Mike and Mia!

Christmas dinner at the White House, December 2010.