Then I found out that my brother, Christopher would be coming with his girlfriend, Jeannie. Ten people. Cozier but fine.
Then I found out that my niece, Alexis, my nephew, Caleb and Jeannie's daughter, Brianna were coming. Thirteen people.
Thirteen people, a gazillion presents, one tree, a sofa, two chairs and two, little dogs. Beyond cozy!
Boy, did we have fun! It was loud and a tad chaotic but there was lots of laughter and story-telling. We even had one day of snow so that my brother could take the kids sledding. It really was a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I don't think any of us will ever forget it.
|Dave, Asher, Nathanael and me on Christmas Eve.|
|The Original Four- Dad, Mom, me and Chris on Christmas Eve.|
|Together again- me and Chris on Christmas Eve.|
|Caleb, Chris, Alexis, Brianna, Nathanael and Asher on Christmas Eve.|
|My poor sofa bravely holding up a whole bunch of people!|
|Christmas Eve. The kids are in bed, the presents are under the tree and Katie looks on!|
|Christmas Day! Bright and early- a bunch of us scattered about. (Do you see Katie peaking out from behind Asher? That cracks me up!!!)|