.My extended family—my parents, 3 sisters and their families, and us, 25 people in all—took a cruise this year for Christmas. It really was not very “Christmasy,” and I missed our usual traditions, but it was a lot of fun to get together with the whole family. That very rarely happens any more! Since quite a few of the cousins are in college, or college graduates, we know that it will be increasingly hard to see everyone in one place.
We visited the ports of Nassau and Key West, but our Christmas Day private island/beach stop was cancelled due to high winds. We had a relaxing time, filled with visiting, sun, and great food!