My family and the Friend family are going to try to get together for a family day of bowling on Dec 30th. It will be a chance for me to try out 'candlepin' and for Aiyre to try out bowling at all. We might be able to get into a bumper bowling setup to help the kids out.
The in-laws will arrive on the 22nd and leave on the 29th. It sounds like Mom may come out on the 24th for a couple hours before they drive to North Carolina to visit Jim's parents.
I've got about 23 hours left in the year to work. Tick Tick Tick!