Tuesday, 20 December 2011
And Then There Were Five
I've spent three days watching as 15 of the cousins have played and tumbled about together. It is truly a precious gift to see young people from 22 years all the way down to 5 years enjoying one another, not to mention the adults. We've enjoyed beautiful meals together and all but demolished a whole box of cherries. What a blessing to live in an area where cherries are grown and to be able to buy them directly from the farmer!
And now we're back to just being the five of us again....after being a whole clan of shared lives and adventures together.
What a wonderful way to begin the school holidays and the Christmas season. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week and celebrating with my extended family. There is more food to be pondered, considered and prepared. There are more meals to be shared with those we care about. There are gifts to be showered on others.
What do you enjoy about the lead up to Christmas?