Outlaw sappiness

At around 3:30 this afternoon, we were in the Dogha heading north to the annual Courtois family Christmas party. Which was held at the house of the Lord of Linden and The Beautiful Kathy aka Lady of Linden. Although I am one of only two siblings, wonderful, large [Catholic] families have forever been part of my lot in life and I married into one quite a while back.

Although the GG’s family was nice to me right off the bat, it took a few years for me to figure out how to fit myself in. I mean, as an introvert, I can sometimes talk to people individually but it wasn’t (and isn’t) easy for me to dump myself into a room full of people aaaannnddd… get ready, get set, mingle. I still have trouble with that but, now that we are all old and have grown-up kids, I have gotten to feel more like I’m just one of the tribe.

When you have a large family, it can be hard to schedule a Christmas party on a date that every single person can be there. In our case, that would be, lemme count up, 46 or thereabouts. Can everyone get there every year? Not so much. Some said that this year’s party was a little light. Maybe so. It was still a lot of fun and, as @mouseleen said in the car on the way up, “It isn’t snowing and nobody is vomiting.” And that was true, at least for our little Planet Ann Arbor branch of the fam.

No photoooos from the party. I took a few from my iPhone but nothing worth posting. The photoooo is the Ann Arbor farmer’s market at 0-skunk-30 this morning.

Good night. Love you all and a special thanks to the Courtois fam from one of yer favo-rite outlaws.

3 Responses to “Outlaw sappiness”

  1. Margaret Says:

    We have trouble scheduling family get togethers for much fewer people than that–in fact, we have no Christmas gathering for my husband’s family this year. Sad, since they just lost their mom, but I’m not going to organize it, like I did Thanksgiving. It’s their turn to step up. Plus, we have a lot going on right now.

  2. Tonya Watkins Says:

    I saw a photo on FB posted by Janet (DammmitJanet!) regarding the “beer pockets” and I’m thinking I saw YOU in the background of that picture! Am I right?

  3. Cooper Zale Says:

    I miss the Planet Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. I used to get up real early on Saturday mornings in my last years on the planet and help my mom sell her chocolate “Roberts Fudge”.