We had a lot of good food--I am afraid to add my hours in the kitchen. And yet every one of those hours was joyful! Number One was the first to arrive, Number Three came home from college for the first time, Number Seven had a birthday, Husband and I did some shopping and wrapping. Number One had to spend some time working as Number Seven built a birthday Lego. Number Three read for Sunday mass and outdid himself, and we attempted a photo for the Christmas card.
It was a Godsend, most wonderful holiday weekend!