The four generations in this photo sum up what this year’s Christmas was all about. Depending on how you count them, my Christmas included at least nine families getting together.

There were young cousins – Margot and Ollie.

There were older cousins – Rachel and Ellie.

There were cousins from different schools.

And first cousins once removed.

There were aunts.

And grand-aunts.

And more grand-aunts.

Oh, so many grand-aunts.

And grand-uncles.

Oh, so many grand-uncles.

There were double-chin competitions with grandparents.

And moms holding babies wrapped as presents.

The holidays are nearing an end. Mine were blessed with family as I hope yours were.