Thanks for asking!
My holidays were a whirlwind of wonderful!!
My Sister moved up the street two weeks before Christmas. A week later (the week before Christmas) our family from Germany arrived. After that it was all family all the time!
We had the most wonderful Christmas Eve celebration at my sister's house. The doctor's have told us it was my Grandfather's last Christmas. His cancer has spread. They have upped his pain meds as much as they can. From what I have been told, the next step is morphine. The doc's want the family to call in hospice. He is doing REALLY well considering how bad off he is. Everyone knew the situation, so we all made sure to make this a wonderful Christmas for him, and it was. I don't know if I have ever seen him smile so much. =)
His Alzheimer's is acting up some too though. He kept calling my husband by my deceased dad's name. That was a little hard on my husband and I both. But he has always told me how much my husband reminded him of my dad, and how fond he was of both them. So...
Christmas Day we did Christmas with children, and then hosted a Christmas lunch for my husband's side of the family. Then we went up the street to my sister's for dinner, and then to my aunts for dessert. I was exhausted by 8 o'clock. lol
We also had an amazing New Year's Eve party up at my sister's too. =)
If we weren't at home entertaining, we were shopping or visiting family. My daughter and our next door neighbor's daughter are in the same class at school. And they only got to play once in the 2 weeks they had off school. =( We stayed that busy. But it really was amazing. And it was wonderful to spend our first Christmas in our new home. We made memories. =)
And my family from Germany is still here through Saturday. So we still continue to stay busy. =) We only seem them about once every 5 years so, we try to make it count. One of my German relatives is about my eldest's age. She wanted to know what school was like over here in America. So we just got everything cleared todayfor her to go to school Thrusday with my daughter, for the entire day. They are both VERY excited.
My holidays were magical. Thank you for asking. How were yours? How is everything going?