|Our Christmas decor|
|The banister dressed up in purple and silver|
|A great stocking stuffer!|
|Checking out the loot|
|Excited about gum|
|She loved tearing off the wrapping paper|
|Our dinner spread|
The day after Christmas we hosted Corey's granddad, aunts, uncles, cousins and their kiddos. Including my family we calculated 34 people at our house for brunch. It was a little loud, quite busy but rather fun as well. We hadn't seen some of this family for a couple years and there were new babies to meet, so lots of catching up to do. It was only a few hours, and pretty exhausting, but I'm glad we did it.
|Most of the boy cousins|
|Grandad + cousins + kids|
|Four of my seven nieces|
After the house cleared out, my family headed out to the movies to see Sherlock Holmes. We grew up listening to the old Sherlock Holmes radio shows on tape and watching the old BBC TV episodes. It was a good movie and a good time. My parents flew home the next day and my sister's family stayed for a few more days.
We spent a lot of time around the house, watching movies, playing games and cooking/cleaning. It was nice having a full house, since its usually just us three. Yesterday was the first full day of just us again and it took a little to get used to the quiet!
Hosting Christmas meant a lot of cooking, cleaning, dishes and stress but it was well worth it. I don't think we could do it every year, but I definitely look forward to many more family Christmases at our home.