This is the reason I have been quiet over the weekend. It’s the first time the family have all been together for nearly six years, and it counts as a plethora of Birthday Month Treats. (You have to look closely to see Misty balanced on HBTW and me.)
Highlights included: a marvellous meal with 6 bottles of champagne; snow falling outside and the consequent sense of coziness inside; a showing of Toy Story 3 on a huge screen (plus surround sound;) children laughing and interacting with adults; grown ups gathering in groups to share memories, photos and plans for the future; a wonderful sense of catch-up with the teenagers; Misty having lots of playmates…….. and loads more that come to mind as I am snoozing and getting my energy back.
Overall, I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude and thankfulness for this very special time. We hope to do it again in four years when it coincides with 50th, 25th and 20th Wedding Anniversaries. (If I am spared and well as my Granny would say!)