Since our families have grown, we no longer get together for actual Christmas, so we try to plan a get together in the days before or after. We usually meet somewhere in the middle, at a restaurant.
It has been a long time since my siblings have been to my home during the holiday season, so I decided to invite them here for our gathering. Due to travel distance, we decided to have a mid day dinner.
They all arrived about noon in one car load, and we spent lots of time visiting as we waited for my tardy scalloped potatoes to get done. It was about 1:45 when we sat down to eat. Tom prepared cedar plank salmon on the grill, and it was delicious.
I did not take any photos, but my sister Ilene did. These are the ones she posted on Facebook.
This is our brother Henry and his wife Cindy.
Sister Laurie and her husband Arnold.
Yours truly and Tom.
Since Ilene didn't take any selfies, I got this photo of her off her Facebook page.
We had a great early holiday celebration, spending about four hours together, before they departed back south down the freeway.
Tom and I cleared up the dishes and had time to relax before going to Irene's middle school band concert. She plays the alto saxophone, and was very cool in her featured solo with the jazz band.
It was a very good day.