Christmas with our families = presents galore! I feel spoiled times a million this time of year, especially with my double whammy of birthday and Christmas in the same week.
I think everybody is getting used to me pointing my camera at them, so I was able to capture pictures of nearly everybody we spent time with at Paul's parents' house and my Mom and Roger's house. I don't think Paul's side of the family has made the blog before, so I hope they don't mind my sharing! (Nichol, I only ended up with one blurry picture of you so your blog debut will have to wait.)
|Nephew Sam. He was very excited about the presents and waited super patiently through lunch and clean up before the present portion of the day happened.|
|Nieces Sarah and Danielle. Wonderful actresses, the both of them.|
|Niece Mary helping Clarence open his gift. Clarence, Paul's dad, was diagnosed with ALS about 3 years ago. So far he has been able to continue living at home, so he has been able to be there for holidays.|
|Joanne, Paul's mom, also known as the Maestro of Christmas. I know where Paul gets his urges to spoil me on my birthday...from watching his mom spoil all of us on Christmas!|
|Brother in law, Tim assembling a tiny lego train for Sam. So. Many. Tiny. Pieces.|
|Portrait taken by Mary. She is pretty excellent with the camera for a 1st grader!|
Next up: my side of the family.
|A Kindle to help my mom travel lighter.|
|Roger opening a package with underwater cameras. He and my mom are in Tahiti at this very moment, putting those cameras to use!|
|Paul was happy to receive a gift that will teach him about growing ingredients for homebrewing. |
This little urban lot we have is going to be mighty full!
|Jessy "making it rain" with her stack of ones.|
|Cinco wears the bow well.|