This was during our family Christmas celebration
the Sunday before Christmas.
Doug and his children (Addison, Peyton, Dillon) are on the left.
Sara, her husband Jory, and their two children(Aaron and Abigail) are on the right.
This is quite different from last year --- so much more room!
Aaron loves cake and it is a rare treat.
I think we have established a tradition: photos of Aaron each Christmas
savoring his cake(we celebrate his mom's birthday also).
This is him last year.
Here we are gathered around the table for dessert.
Presents have been opened
and the chili, corn bread, and salad have settled.
I like this one because we are all laughing.
Here is Miss Abigail exploring our home
on their second visit.
She had changed so much from last year---
talking was the biggest change.
She does that A LOT (love it!)
In the above pic she has the dog's reindeer ears on with her big red bow.
I brought out one of the dress-up suitcases
and she put on this kimono.
She kept the reindeer ears on, of course.
We bought her a red hood for Ohio winter weather.
Thankfully, the brutal polar cold had not hit us yet.
Sara's dad usually picks them up
and I take them back.
We try to have lunch at Max and Erma's in the airport.
One last pic before they leave.
This was Christmas Day.