The Perlow Stevens gang from Columbia came in for the weekend and we celebrated our Family Christmas in a small gathering at Arnie and Rebecca's home in Chesterfield on the Sunday before Christmas. With all the Holiday activities and our extremely large extended family group, we decided to limit the festivities to the immediate family this year.
It was good to have more quality time with the family, especially since Chris and Jenn haven't been able to visit as much as they like. It was also the first time that Chris P visited since he took up residence in Columbia. We had a wonderful meal together, Charlie and Summer entertained us with guitar and song, and we had a small but exciting fire right there on the dining room table. The combination of gift wrapping and festive candles proved to be too much for us to handle. No damage done but it could have been disastrous with those helping just making it worse while the rest of the family standing around the scene laughing and carrying on.
As you can see from the pictures, we survived the ordeal just fine. It was great having everyone together for this occasion.