Sunday, December 25, 2011

Pacific Northwest Christmas

We are celebrating our holidays in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Above is the tree and the gifts before bedlam ensued on Christmas morning.

Anna and Sam were ready to celebrate!

On Christmas Eve, Mount Rainier came out of hiding, and was bathed in late afternoon sunshine.

Maggie helped her little brother with his stocking on Christmas morning.

Christmas morning there was a beautiful red sunrise (which happened well after the gift unwrapping began.)

Number One gift this year was a die-cast Kubota tractor for Sam, just like Grandpa Doug's full sized one.  After opening this one, all else was mere gravy.

No offense, Aunt Jane, I love the sweater, I just don't like having clothes pulled on over my head with people watching.

Lad and Grandpa comparing gifts.

This present was nearly bigger than Aunt Dorothy.

Anna loves Christmas!

A group photo with matching t-shirts.

Followed by obligatory FUNNY FACE!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holidays are here!

I've been terribly lazy in updating the blog, so I thought the best excuse to post would be to share a few holiday pictures.

First, our holiday family portrait.  We took this in the lobby of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where Maggie performed her end-of-semester prep orchestra concert just over a week ago.

Here are the three kids- Anna, Sam, and Maggie.

We had birthdays this month too.  Here are the three birthday girls!

And there was another holiday just about a month ago too!  We shared a wonderful Thanksgiving with my sisters and their families in sunny and warm Smyrna, Georgia.  Sam loved having the attention of cousins, uncles, and definitely aunties.

All our best wishes to friends and family for a wonderful holiday season, be it Solstice, Hanukkah, or Christmas.