We began our Christmas season by inviting my sister and brother-in-law to our home to help decorate our tree. It was become a family tradition, and we look forward to it each year! Part of the tradition is that each of us has to wear a Santa hat. Here's mom, Aunt Karen, and Anne. (of course, Katie was missed!!!)
John's birthday falls in December. We celebrated his big 5-0 this year.
We had dinner with our family at Kome - a local Japanese restaurant!
Then back to my mom's home to decorate gingerbread houses. This has become a family tradition and a beloved one, at that!
One of the happiest parts of that day was that we got to see Gabi and meet her boyfriend, too.
(Aunt Karen took this picture - thanks Aunt Karen!)
And it looks like Santa's reindeer were here and left tracks in the snow!
And drum roll, please . . . . . . . Christmas morning finally arrived. Anne was up at 4:00 AM with Kita!!!
Afterwards, we went over to my mom's to have Christmas dinner. Here's Aunt Patty and Katie. (this photo was taken by Aunt Karen - thanks!!!!!)
A big "say cheese" moment!!!
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