Christmas was celebrated in our home surrounded by family. Both of our children and their children come home for Christmas. I am so happy that they still celebrate with us. We do not live in the largest of homes so they are all packed into guest rooms and offices made into guest rooms with Aero beds.
Our daughter and son-in-law arrived Christmas Eve by train from New Hampshire. Our son and his boys came Christmas morning and joined the festivities.
We add all the odd chairs from around our home for seating around the dining table. It's more than a full house. A house that we raised our family.
Games and food and times spent with loved ones will always be my favorite part of gathering to celebrate the holidays! We always host an extended family gathering during Christmas as well. Cousins and second cousins enjoy visiting and seeing one another helps to seal the bonds of family.
"Just because you have four chairs, six plates, and three cups is no reason why you can't invite twelve to dinner." Alice May Brock
"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. We make discoveries about ourselves and them. "
Gail Lumet Buckley