Tradition dictates that every Christmas at our house is pretty much the same, yet there’s always a little tweak that makes it a Christmas to remember.
Pretty much the same cast of characters, starting with these two rolling in:
But this year they rolled in complete with COVID tests. Taylor’s results didn’t show up with him at the airport so we had a wild ride home with all the car windows down and the wind roaring through as he tried to balance the home test kit on his lap while reading the instructions – which were provided only in Español! All’s well that ends well: we all celebrated the next evening with dinner on a cozy terrace while the rain poured down.
Actual no kiddin’ no foolin’ rain?
Yes, indeed! Christmas 2021 will go down in history as the first in a very, very long time when the rain gauge finally found a purpose.
So much water! Best Christmas present ever!
This crew was sadly MIA this year, lured to Utah for a ski trip. We missed them!
Don’t worry, girls! Your presents await you here!
Fortunately, the Santa Monicans were here to keep things merry and bright:
And Gail flew in from Missoula:
PG was all smiles to see her:
We were so blessed to be able to go to church on Christmas Eve day:
and then come home to find out exactly who’d been naughty and nice. Hey guys, he sees you when you’re begging!
I guess we were all pretty good this year, because Santa definitely showed up!
Guess who was happy!
There’s always a classic Christmas morning moment – this one might have been the “deer-est” ever:
Once all the gifts were opened, we got serious about Christmas dinner. The table was set,
and everything was ready, but there’s always that big reveal: will the three-layer jello salad be a success? Check out Daniel’s form here:
It was a truly wonderful Christmas. So much joy with this crew!
And so, so many laughs! Wish I could take credit for this one but it wasn’t my find. Looks like Taylor will be the next Dalai Llama…
It was a grand Christmas.
How blessed we are as a family! There must be angels watching over us….
Hope you had a merry, merry Christmas, too!
Happy New Year!