Just three of us were home for Christmas this year, but we had a fine time celebrating with dear friends. Oldest Daughter has three homes now: one in Chicago with Music man, one with us in Jordan, and one with Music Man's family in Colorado--that is where she is this year. Active Son is enjoying time with grandparents, an aunt, an uncle, and cousins in Arizona, and Artist Son spent the day in Paris. To say that I am thankful for Skype is an understatement. We enjoyed talking with all our kids over the days surrounding Christmas. We hadn't planned to hear from Artist Son, but he surprised us with a Skype call on Christmas Day.
After the traditional Christmas morning program and reception at the hospital, we came home and relaxed awhile before putting our Christmas lasagnas in the oven to bake. Later that evening we had a merry time around the dinner table with friends from the United States, Egypt, and the UK.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!