Christmas candles lit
Mark the elf, a gift from Aunt Lynda 4 years ago, travels to Chicago to watch the children
The four "littles" ready for the Christmas pageant-a play by the grand children for the adults as a gift
Cole as a "horse"
Audrey as Dorothy- complete with the wig
Connor dressed as his favorite dinosaur
the final bow
Addie is exhausted from the pageant
time for brunch
candles are lit
time to open presents
gilded peacock on Christmas tree
I think I saw Santa!!!!
Audrey singing "somewhere over the rainbow" in the Christmas pageant
Christmas Day is finally here! Up early to see what Santa left- 12 people on the steps for the traditional "step" picture. Cook the brunch, drink champagne. take pictures. Say grace and give thanks for blessings of the year. Eat Brunch, give out the checks, lottery tickets,and poppers! Next, the big present opening! Several trash bags of wrapping filled up!Pork shoulder in the oven. Play with toys- play games. Daughter taken to airport- sad goodbyes. Ball game comes on- grand kids to bed. Dinner is ready. Grab a plate and help yourself- relax- snuggle by the fire. Fall asleep. Life is good! Merry Christmas Everyone- hope you had a merry one!