The best was 2 days of my family intact and watching them be happy.
A few pictures are posted here, by my Kate. (hence the blog cheating....she writes it perfectly)
That was followed by 3 days worth of visitors and lots (and lots) of cooking and merriment.
We are set to do it all over again for New Year's weekend and I could not be happier.
...Just hope I find my missing camera by then.