December 25, 2005
Merry, merry, merry Christmas!
I hope y’all’s Christmas was as wonderful as ours, that’s all I can say. It was a terrific Christmas, except Jonathan and li’l Kirsten were ill, so couldn’t be with us today, darn it.
But the gathering at Elaine’s house was wonderful, and the Chinese gift exchange was most amusing.
Charles and Hannah, with Kirstin and Don in the background:
And an even better picture of him, snapped surreptitiously, as he opens a Chinese exchange gift:
Even with some of our number missing, there are a goodly number of us….
Look what Benjamin got! He was quite tickled (and I was not the culprit, BTW).
After the Official Christmas Gathering, Alex and his family came back to our house, where Hannah showed off her new rocking horse (received at Beth’s family’s tree last night):
In the way of children, though, few toys are as entertaining as an empty box:
In the late afternoon we went over to visit Don’s eldest brother, Richard (sans Charles, who was sound asleep), and again Hannah found pleasure – with a little help from her Uncle Dmitry – in a box.
It was a delightful Christmas, and I thank the LORD for it.