Thank God my brother and the hubby’s sister live in the same area. More often than not, we are able to visit them ala tuhog in Filipino. So this year’s Christmas visits are no exception. My mother planned the reunion for my Dad’s side early enough since I have a balikbayan aunt, who is married to a Japanese, who is in town for the holidays. Oddly, my in-laws also came in from the province so we had a reunion of sorts, albeit only three of the hubby’s six siblings (oldest and her family are in the United Kingdom, though) and four of twelve grandchildren were there. I always jokingly tell that his nuclear family is as big as my own extended one. lol.
Still good to see all of them, though. Great chance for Mischa to see all of her relatives from both sides.