We had our annual family gathering yesterday at my sister's.
We've been doing this for years (maybe 20?) and the tradition has evolved into simply gathering on a holiday afternoon with fun food and drinks. Of course, "simply gathering" is a challenge now that three of the cousins live out of state, but everyone was there (and my mom is excited to be joining the party next year).
No more group photos either (here's one from 2008). It's hard enough to get everyone in one room! Here are most of us, listening to younger niece Paula read Merry Christmas, Curious George. This was her first time reading a book out loud to an audience and she did a fine job. She even grabbed Charlie's attention for a few minutes (no small feat given everything else that was going on).
I think we'll definitely need to try the group photo next year. What fun to have two toddlers in the mix! This little one will likely not be quite so still.
Today Marc is back to work and Sara & I have plans to binge-watch The OA (we're on Episode 4 now and wow...it's crazy!... Sara's already watched the first season and promises all will become clear to me soon.) Good thing my knitting projects don't require much thought!