The fall presents us with a series of holidays to celebrate and bring family together. From birthdays in August/September, Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November and finally Christmas in December, we have opportunities to celebrate and enjoy time with family and friends.
Our Christmas celebration this year continued our yearly tradition of visiting with Paul’s parents on Christmas Eve followed by a visit to Sue’s mom on Christmas day. As always, the Anderson Christmas celebration provided plentiful provisions and generous gifting. The gals were inundated with gifts from Paul’s parents, brother and three sisters. Hopefully the crew found the gifts given by us as thoughtful and as appreciated as the gifts given to us.
On Christmas, after opening the generous lot of presents left by jolly old St. Nick, we spent the day with Susan’s mom, brother and sister and their families. Once again we were treated to a grand meal and generous gifts. We followed up our gift exchange with a game of Catch Phrase which was uproariously fun.
We also enjoyed a white Christmas this year that allowed us an opportunity to do some backyard sledding and to build a snow woman. Life usually seems to be too full to enjoy days outside in the snow with the kids so having this day free to have fun with them was most enjoyable. Our snow woman “Sally” didn’t last long, however, as the day warmed and the snow began to melt almost as quickly as it had arrived.
As always, the time with friends and family went by too fast. We really should find more excuses other than holidays to spend time with family and friends.