My wife Kathy and I had decided the previous Christmas to start a tradition of having Christmas Eve with our extended family at the farmhouse. Our two daughters, with husband and future husband in tow, our first grandchild, just two years old, my mom, a niece and her three children, and my brother’s family all gathered that first Christmas Eve at the farmhouse--as we liked to call it. Especially nice was having my son with all of us! He had missed so many Christmases, as he will this one, because of his service in the US Army overseas
Have a very Merry Christmas!