One of the things that is so fun about us all being together is that we all stay with my in-laws. The house was built for a family with six kids and room to grow so we all can fit. Staying together means we stay up late visiting and laughing together and then are right back at it in the morning with the kids waking various aunts, uncles, and grandparents. The days fly by and we all are eager to repeat them again the next holiday.
Picture 1: The Whole Happy Family! (Except Lydia who was cranky right then.)
Picture 2: A candid picture of Nathan and I both smiling, looking at the camera, and without kids. Rare. (Yes, he grew a beard for Christmas. ;o)