Unfortunately, he missed the "family" Christmas get together, but he wanted us to go ahead and have it on Sunday. It was fun, but not nearly as much fun as it would have been with Hubby there. During the afternoon, MIL asked if it would be okay to call Hubby and I told her it would. So she called and talked with him and then each of our kids took a turn talking to him. It made me feel a little bit less like our kids were losers for not calling their dad over the last week.
Here are some pics. (I have not edited any of these.)