We had a wonderful Christmas this year! For the first time in about 12 years, our whole family was together. But this time, there were 3 new spouses and 13 new children, 7 of whom were preschoolers. Also a dog. So there was a fair bit of happy chaos.
The weather was lovely. We organised a treasure hunt for the kids, which kept them busy for about half an hour. We put up our tent in the backyard for them to play in, and had a big lunch with plenty of leftovers. But the best bit was getting to catch up with everyone; we hadn't seen some people for years, or in the case of the smallest nieces and nephews, ever.
Hopefully we'll do it all again in a couple of years :)
Photo: Don Rutherford