We had 13 people overnight for five nights and I wish it never ended. Our family gets along great including all the in-laws and we get together every two years at our home. Now the kids are growing up and it will be tougher in future years. It makes me a bit depressed to think about it, that's why we cherish the time together.
Vacations together are tougher as the years go by. Busy lives by the kids right? Four of the five of us head on vacation next week, the fifth is spending it with a girlfriend elsewhere. I guess I understand. We'll have fun those of us together at two bowl games and an NBA game in Florida but for the rest we scatter and you never know when you'll be all together again.
The older I get the more I appreciate these times. The inconveniences are few. Some people don't like massive family gatherings but I think they're great and we have been blessed to enjoy so many for so many years. Happy holidays to you all.