As families grow up, they tend to increase in number and spread out geographically; and such has been the case with my family. This makes it a little challenging to all get together for holidays and other special occasions, but we do the best we can--and miss those who aren't with us when we gather!
This year, because of various schedules, it worked best for my extended family to meet up for our family Christmas on January 2. Who says Christmas only belongs in December anyway? :)
My brother and his family coming from Pennsylvania had told me that they were aiming to arrive around noon. That morning, I looked in the living room and saw this.
This year, the stars of the show were the littlest folks to come. My niece Sheena had given birth to twin girls two days after Thanksgiving, and this was the first time she had brought them to our house. Of course, there were lots of arms that were willing and eager to hold those sweet girls! :)
My sister Donna with her granddaughters (and yes, I know my sister doesn't look old enough to be a grandma)... :)
My mother was here with us, and it was especially meaningful to all of us to see her with Amya in her arms.
we visited Sheena in December, Moriah had gotten to hold Aaliyah; and at this belated Christmas celebration, she got to hold Amya.
I mean, just look at the size of his head compared with theirs! ;-)
He did a pretty good job of letting them lean on him. :)