The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."
Lousia May Alcott
It was bitterly cold when we woke up this morning and prepared for our day. Breakfast at Grandfather Bear's favorite diner was the first order of business, and then we drove over to my parents' house to see the aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was so good to see everyone and give them hugs and kisses!
The drive to my aunt's house was enhanced by good chats with my sweet sisters. Two of them drove in with us. Juliana even agreed to battle city driving for me, so I got to spend a little time knitting in the back of the van. I relish the time that I get to spend with my grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and I know that my children love to see the cousins they don't see very often. My aunt always orders Chinese food from Kum Kau and it is one of my favorite meals of the year!
The time always goes much too quickly and before I knew it, it was time to head back to my father-in-law's. We'll be driving back home tomorrow, and though it will be so good to see my darling husband again and sleep in my cozy bed, I will miss everyone so much.