Stephanie was our hostess this year; we had 12 shining faces around the table. Our merry band is aging though, we range in age now from the 20's to the 80's. Unless you count the dogs which we certainly do. Then we have a 3 year old and a 4 year old. That would make 14 around the table.
How did I get this old? Surely I am the fresh faced one in the middle. But no, I am the matriarch now and the glue that holds the family together. It is a role I love playing.