Winter has settled in with plenty of snow which will probably stay with us until April. All did enjoy a white Christmas.
Dede Chase joined the family gathering with Linda, Rick, Chad, Bobby Jo, and Feegan Chase, Rick and Melissa, Nicolas, and Gade from West Paris, and Luke and Alenna of South Paris. They enjoyed their gift exchange and dinner.
Maxine Cram entertained fourteen of her family for a Christmas tree and luncheon: Amy, Troy, Austin, and Alex Fox of Norway, Alica and Gary Cram of Oxford, Arnold and Sandy Cram of Harrison, Adam and Leanne Conner of South Paris, and Terry and Georgia Cram of South Paris.
My daughter, Wendy, and I went to Auburn for Christmas dinner and exchange of gifts. Most of the Maine Lambs were there. Jude's husband, Rob Collins, had smoked a large turkey which was delicious. All brought food for a typical Christmas dinner. The six great-grandchildren kept the party lively. All had a good time, including the three dogs and one cat who were in the midst of it all.
Wendy is here for three or four weeks and is a big help to me. She plans most of the meals, so we've got a lot of groceries. She is helping me downsize and is sorting and cleaning. Already she has found a box of Doble family genealogy and old photos which I lost long ago after my Mother passed along her family's history to me. Daughter Jude is a good genealogist and some of these papers have helped fill in some of the blanks on her charts.
Muffin was glad to have us return home after her quiet day alone on Christmas. We put down a new polar fleece blanket in a chair and she has been nested there for the last two days!