Family Album: The Merriest Ever!

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.

Rain?

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!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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3 Responses to Family Album: The Merriest Ever!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!………..

  2. tdevir says:

    Llama sweater for the win

  3. citymama says:

    somehow, christmas came and went! the tradition is alive and well. we are so very blessed. thanks for your endless generosity and tireless hostess-ing. love you all!

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