My sisters- and brother-in-law are here, along with two nieces and a nephew.
As expected, within four hours of their arrival every flat surface in the kitchen was covered with foil-covered plates of cookies. They regard that as a warmup for the real baking that will begin today.
We have one more guest inbound right now. Seems that former Marine spouses run in the family. Dean enlisted about the same time as I did, but went on to get a degree and ended up retiring as a LtCol (commanded a comm battalion based at Qauntico) two years back. He now works one of those evil Military Industrial Complex jobs that he can't talk about.
He also has a collector's license for firearms. I think he is putting more than one of SARCO's employees kids through college.
This is the last day of school for my goddesses. The visitors will be baking (of course) and doing last minute shopping. Slow cooked roast pork loin for supper tonight - one done Hawaii style, the other rubbed down with mesquite seasoning and lemon pepper. We trim the tree tonight and tomorrow will probably be sledding or skiing, capped off by a trip to the range for those that are willing.
Holy crap - we haven't picked out a turkey yet!
Merry Christmas, y'all. I'm off to the store.