Saturday, December 27, 2008

Family for Christmas

It has been a wonderful Christmas season. And it isn't over yet.

Amy and Andrew spent two nights before Christmas with us, and then they moved over to Amy's family's home so Tom and Anastasia could move in here. We've had many times that all ten of us have been together. And it has been wonderful.

Added to this has been brunch for Joe and me at Bonnie's on Christmas morning and a visit here from her on Christmas night when all of our kids were gathered. And yesterday Joe's brother and his family from afar came for a visit -- last night we had fourteen for dinner and ten for breakfast this morning.

Joe has spent a lot of time setting up and refining a train yard, something he's considered for many years. Six of us have played two rounds of Settlers of Catan, a game Andrew introduced some years back that most of us love.

I'm getting a little eager for some sewing time; that likely will come tomorrow. I did get the binding and sleeve on a round robin and it will be ready to be mailed on time. I have a new project on the wall, and some applique to get ready (should have done that earlier so I could be hand-sewing while the guests have been here).

It's been wonderful. And it isn't over yet!


Lorraine said...

Love the idea of spreading the Christmas cheer over many days....sounds like you are having a ball!!

Dineke said...

It sounds like you are having a great time. Our family just started to play the Catan game and love it too.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Enjoy every moment...

The Calico Cat said...

I've played that game a time or two - very enjoyable!