We hosted an early Christmas for my husband’s family last weekend. Five siblings, various significant others, the in-laws and two wild boys.
I was a little nervous about having 7 overnight guests and potentially being cooped up in the house for an entire weekend, but it ended up being perfect.
We ran around with the little ones, watched Christmas movies, made homemade sugar cookie houses, opened gifts, ate a lot of food, played games and just sat around visiting. We did make one quick outing to a little Christmas festival in our neighborhood to see the lit up Coke trucks and of course, Santa.
We are really lucky to all enjoy each other as much as we do. I think it’s kind of rare you can put that much family into one house and it doesn’t end in screaming or bleeding.
Although there was an excessive amount of spilling. I’m choosing to believe that was a sign of good times. When you need the steam cleaner mid-party, I would say that’s a good sign all around.