Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas.
Dave and I spent Christmas in Indiana with my family. All six siblings, plus their respective significant others were in town, which is a rare occurrence. As you can see, my parents purchased a very large tree to celebrate the occasion. Having everyone together was crazy, and lots of fun. We maintained our sanity by staying at a hotel.
We celebrated New Year’s Eve in Chicago with my sister Amy and her husband, my sister Maggie who is staying with us for a while, and my brother Michael. Maggie helped me make cabbage rolls for dinner, and Michael hosted the party with champagne toasts and everything. We actually spent most of the evening in a very heated game of Settlers of Catan. We did, however, take a break to properly ring in the midnight hour.
All told, the holidays were busy and great. It was really wonderful to visit with my whole family. Insults were flying the whole week, of course, but no one ended with a black eye, so I’m going to call the holidays a success overall.
Happy New Year!