We started by visiting Wick's brother Tommy and his wife Betty in Oklahoma City.
Next, a Saturday with my mama, step-father, siblings, nieces and nephews, their spouses, and kids, and our kids and grandkids.
Then we spent a couple of days in Houston with his cousin Skip and wife Kathaleen.
From there we went to Scott and Jamie's, where Jeana and family met us for a few days.
After a couple of days' break, we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with our dear friends Bob and Dean and their family.
Different foods at each stop. Gifts to open, and the joy of watching loved ones open their gifts from us. Lots of family stories, and laughing, and a few tears as we talked about those who have gone on before us. Kisses and hugs and promises to see each other again soon.
It was wonderful.
But we are glad to be home.
It just seems awfully quiet all of a sudden.