The large boxes, there were 4 of them, contained suitcases in 3 and a lime green funky chair for the dorm room in the other. Ben and Christine are going to Cancun for a friends Wedding mid-January, Beth will doing more traveling with her job this year. Now they won't need to borrow ours. I'm sure they will get much use of them.
This year we put the Christmas tree in the Family room. Grandma was staying with us for few weeks, and she was sleeping on the pull-out sofa in the Living room, we wouldn't be able to open the sofa with tree in there. The tree has always been in the front window as long as we've lived in this house. It's funny how all the kids felt a bit uncomfortable with tree in different than normal room. They actually wanted to move it "back" after Grandma went to Virgina.
Grandma (aka my mother-in-law) is on a winter tour. Her husband past away this fall, so her children, all 6 of them, thought it would be best to keep her occupied. The "tour" began in Rochester, NY, then to our house in PA, then back to Rochester, and then back our house again for Thanksgiving. Christmas was in Virginia, New Years Eve and a few months to follow will be in Ohio, followed by stays in Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL. I'm not quite sure when she returns to her home.