Christmas with the Ipes in 2018

During the Christmas holiday season this year, we hosted three separate parties or gatherings of friends and family. We had friends over for a Secret Santa gift exchange, and then separately had my sister’s family, and my wife’s extended family over. It all went well.

When we bought the house, we had the intention to have people over all the time. We didn’t make that happen because we felt partially self-conscious that our house needed lots of updating. We would go over to other people’s houses and they were all sleek and modern and… their names are the Jones and we desperately wanted to keep up with them.

But you know, although the house isn’t perfect, does it matter? It matters that we provide a fun place to get together with family and friends, eat good food, drink, and have a good time. It doesn’t matter all that much if haven’t painted the interior yet or haven’t gotten a nice chandelier yet.

I think we’re feeling better now. In 2019, we are inviting more people over. I swear as God is my witness! 😉

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