These are the images that are always so much fun to take and to have in years to come.
Aunt Carol, friend Bill, our son, his wife, and their six children were here for Christmas Eve dinner and presents, of course!
Our daughter, Catherine, made and served a fantastic dinner, then it was (finally!) time for presents!
Sadly, our oldest son and family were not able to travel to Cincinnati this year. Perhaps next time.
As I took these pictures I mentioned how funny it seemed that everyone was squeezed into about one third of the living room because that is where the tree and the presents were!
Santa had some pretty good communication this year so everyone got what they wanted for Christmas. :) I asked Santa for knitting needles and I got them!
Even Penny and Erik received gifts.
They had been sniffing presents under the tree, but didn't touch until we gave them theirs. Of course, they already knew which ones were theirs. They are so cute when we tell them they can open their presents!
We all had a fabulous time!
Does anyone else chuckle when you think of how long it takes to wrap all of these presents compared to the few minutes it takes for them all to be opened? It is so worth it!
All the best,