Despite the fact that I know everyone's holidays are more interesting to themselves than to others, I still have to share a few precious moments from ours!
Like the return of Kevin from Alabama with his fiancee Molly...
...And Greg -- he doesn't live so far away, but we love it when he comes home!
A Christmas centerpiece with greens from the tree and holly from the yard.
Our cookie baking on Christmas Eve #1!
Everyone has their own style -- Greg's is meticulous.
Kevin likes big.
Molly is colorful.
Rick is creative.
There is time for a nap or a rest.
There are mimosas on Christmas morning.
And every year we have the same strata breakfast casserole!
There are the obligatory family portraits.
And lots of present opening! And covering up with the wrapping paper -- a tradition!
On Christmas Day #2 we enjoyed "Les Miserables" (highly recommended, but don't drink in the movie and hit the bathroom first). Then we welcomed friends Kate, Mike and Richard and my dad's cousin Marie for dinner.
We enjoyed two lovely parties right before Christmas and seeing lots of friends. But we've enjoyed rich one-on-one time, too.
And now it's onward to 2013. Hang on!