Thursday, December 25, 2008

An Absolutely Delightful Holiday

I am writing this from the mountains of western Maryland where 32 family members and friends are staying at an 8-bedroom house called Absolute Delight (some of us are sleeping at a Comfort Inn down the street.) The scenery is beautiful and the fellowship is fun. The house is ample. Everyone is here except for one brother in Vienna; Son Number One and Daughter-in-Law Number One, who have to work and are saving vacation time for a trip to Korea, and Son Number Two and his Significant Other, who will be arriving tomorrow afternoon. I just went back upstairs to hear my brother the Humble Carpenter/Farmer/Philosopher explaining the basic ground rules on arguments to some of the hangers-on, i.e. that it's unfair to actually know something about what you are arguing.

The Wife and I started out at 6:30 a.m. yesterday and drove all day through sleet and rain, but we all made it safely. I made my famous French toast, my brother, The Trucker made eggs over hamburger, and my sister, The Sensible One, made a mixed fruit Gellate, for 30 people for brunch. Pictures to come.


Linda said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures. I'm glad you and your family can get together and enjoy each other. It looks like you had a beautiful setting to enjoy visiting and being with each others during Christmas. I hope all of you have a great New Year.

Best regards always,

Lydia said...

Yay for happy family holiday pictures! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

While sorting at home I found a photo of you, wife, and son number one (when he was the only son) that hopefully the papa bear will scan and send to you. Very cute!