My husband and I do not get to see our families very often, but it is always refreshing and wonderful when we do.
My family is ten hours away from us, so we see them the least.
The one time of year that brings us all together is Christmas. I have always loved Christmas, but since it is the only time of year that I see my family now, I love it so much more than ever before. We always go to my grandmother’s house on Christmas day. She has a huge, old house that fits all forty-four of us. She is honestly a great host. She cooks so well, and we look forward to her baked goods each year. The only thing that drives the whole family crazy is how warm she keeps her house. I do not blame her for keeping the thermostat set at seventy-five or eighty degrees when it is just her at home, but when all forty plus of us family members come over, it raises the temperature another ten to fifteen degrees. It literally feels like a sauna in her house. On top of all the people in the house, she also cooks and bakes the entire day which adds even more heat to the already boiling house. Many of us have tried to talk to her about it, but she just does not seem to understand why we would want to set the thermostat as low as sixty-five degrees. She literally looked at me in horror when I suggested that to her. I love spending time with the family, but we all wish it could be in a little cooler environment.