Yummy wineand lots of it, good food, conversation and being able to see everyone's faces - priceless (this could be a credit card commercial) The kids are missing because they scarfed down their food and rushed out to get back to playing. The adults busted out Catch Phrase (thanks to Holly for bringing that) and coupled with the wine we had laughs that make the belly hurt.
It's a solstice tradition in our home to make ornaments for our trees. I buy little wooden ornaments and plenty of paint and everyone gets to paint an ornament. The kids did it too, but I was being slack with the camera. We adults, well most of us, waited patiently for the kids to get done so we could get down to the business of painting. We even got Kris in on the painting this year. This is the most fun of all for me. I love getting together with friends and being creative.