Yesterday was a huge success! We had every single member of my husband’s side of family, except for two, a young couple living in Oregon who won’t make it out ’til Christmas. So, we’ll photo shop them in and then Grandma (and all of us) will have an updated family picture. I think we had around 40 family members altogether. Everyone was laughing and having a great time. I got to hold two of the four babies, belonging to two of my nieces and one nephew (he and his wife had twins). :)
I did have an emotional moment yesterday. It hit me that I won’t be having this kind of holiday gathering with my side of the family and that makes me sad. I haven’t seen my dad in five years or so. He’s all the way in the Philippines with his fifth wife (who is a year younger than me). I’m really missing my dad right now. As for the rest of my family, well, that’s another story and it’s not pretty. BUT, tomorrow my baby brother and his family are coming over to watch the BYU-USU football game on our big screen (we have a theater room) so that will be fun. :)
Today we dressed up and took our family Christmas pictures (I’ll save them for a later post) and that was a lot of fun. We had a light dusting of snow which was nice. And then we picked out our live Christmas tree at a tree lot and brought it home and set it up. Now we are letting the branches settle. It really is a lovely tree. It’s so nice to have both of my college kids home for a few days. So, we’re getting in some Christmas decorating while we’re together.
How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was nice.