This year was very different than previous ones. My in-laws generally have a large dinner that includes most of the family. Usually there are at least 30 people mulling about... quite the big deal! Anyhow, since my mother in law is still on the recovering end of a serious bout of pneumonia, she had decided that a large function wouldn't be conducive to her health. So yesterday we still had a complete dinner with Doug's parents, Doug, myself and the kids as well as Mike and Carson. I think overall, we all enjoyed the quieter afternoon.
Grandma had crafts for the kids
Joshua's hands working hard
My nephew Carson
All the kids working hard!
Grandma helping Arianna out
Four of the five grandkids (Sarah was in the house!)