The Christmas Holiday was a blast!
As they say, the Christmas Holiday is a time for family and friends. Lucky for us ... we had lots of both this year. Christmas Eve brought loved ones from near and far. Samantha and Jake were here from Colorado and Andy and Donna from Missouri. Jonas experienced his first USA Christmas with help from the Gs, Jorge and Carolyn.
We stayed up late, played games and wrapped presents. Late that night we toasted the Newlyweds and the 1 year anniversary of Jake's proposal.
On Christmas Day, 15 of us gathered at the Gs' for food, family and fun.
The gift exchange took hours and Dad laughed so hard that one of his teeth fell out ... no kidding. We took some goofy photos like this one I've captioned
Bright Men with Brighter Hats.
The first one, taken in 1984, included Helen:
We took photos of lots of other fun people too:
In the early evening we visited Oma at her house where we exchanged gifts and reverted back to goofy photos like this one I've named
Later, we retreated to Greenwood where the 5 of us shared a casual meal, some creative gifts ...
and lots of love.
I'm tellin' ya ... the Christmas Holiday was a blast!