The dinner on Christmas Day was great. There were twelve of us sharing food, laughs, and thanks together.
We had enough food for over 20 people so there are some yummy leftovers. From the comments of all who attended, it was a fun time. Even the in-laws had a great time! It turned out that one of the fellows attending was from the same state as my father-in- law. So there was a lot of bonding going on.
We are going to do this again next year. Although we were both exhausted, it was a good kind of tired. We both went to sleep with a lot of gratitude in our hearts.
After resting and doing pretty much nothing yesterday, we are out on the boat today. I am grateful for the beauty of this place, the friendship and love of family and friends, and the help that this program of recovery has given me.