Travel for work, for love, for family, for research, for fun has kept the Wolfes and our offspring apart over the holidays.
Many emails and phone calls helped us to find one magical evening when most of us could be together. We were missing one branch of the family that lives out of town, one recalcitrant twenty something and one nonagenarian who prefers to be at home to visitors.
Many kind aunts, uncles and cousins crowded into the family room to indulge the littles in a hilarious Game of Life.
Conversation, brisket, cauliflower and parsnip soup, wine, chocolate, laughter, hugs.
A photo op for Roy's granddaughters.
And one charming non-Wolfe (who later on would tweet about his tour of the kids' fort) to round out the guest list.
The guests were sent home with fresh baked Cranberry Walnut bread.
I hope that you too are getting a chance to make the holidays last.