Our grandsons sporting their new coonskin caps, and Daughter-in-Law Kristi. No raccoons or other creatures were harmed in making this photo.
Newest Grandson Raiden spreading Christmas cheer.
Santa came by fire truck to greet the family.
The Clauses and Townes meet on the street.
An ice storm on the first day of our visit made the whole area an especially magical place. These are ice crystals on one of the plants in Brian and Kristi’s yard. All the bare-limbed trees were covered in icicles. A real treat for we travelers from sunny California. I’d likely be less thrilled about such things if I had to live through an entire winter of them.
Love seeing the magic of Christmas! ❤
Thank you, Annette!
What a wonderful visit!
It was indeed, Mrs. P.
Love the icy plant Russ! ❤
Me too. I’d planned to take some shots of the trees but never got around to it and by the next day they’d melted.
What a perfect Christmas!
It was raucous and had moments of bruised egos, and was still wonderful indeed. It reminded me of some of your posts about family gatherings where you alluded to things not always being perfect, but were still wonderful.
A sparkly and love filled Christmas Russ, nothing better. Many blessings on you all! 🙂
“Sparkly and love-filled.” I love that phrase! Many blessing s to you too, Colleen.
What a lovely Christmas with the family, I am sure it was fun with all the grandchildren!
It was fun, NOISY and filled with much laughter.
how utterly wonderful, russ! and i love the magic crystals that arrived just in time for your visit )
Thank you, Beth. Yes, the magic crystals set the scene for the rest of the visit including their being there too briefly.
Happy holidays to you and your family
Thank you, Shian. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Merry Christmas to you! I live in Maryland instead spend my Christmas in Pennsylvania with my wife’s in-laws. Anyway, Russ, merry Christmas and happy new year!
Thank you, Mark. I hope your holidays are delightful. May you new year be full of blessings.