I love my in-laws.
We had a couple fun gatherings at our house right when we got home...we had missed them so much (five of Dave's eight siblings live here close to us in the desert).
We had them all over for New Year's Eve (plus our neighbors who we count as family too).
My sister in law brought this fun game called "wagers and _______" (I can't remember the darn name), and she kept everyone entertained while the kids ran in and out and played to their hearts content.
And after that we just snuggled in our family room, loving having the fire running for the very first time, and basking once again in how wonderful it feels to be HOME.