This year, we worked to make the holidays as relaxing as we could. With my energy waning, and the kids on the run all the time with their college commitments, this family needed some down time together, and I think we succeeded in that goal.
On Christmas Eve, it was family movie night after decorating the gingerbread house.
Notice that Paul has gotten stuck with a pair of ugly Xmas Eve PJ's exactly like Dave's. Anna also got an ugly pair but refused to wear the top, instead donning a sweatshirt.
Reesie had trouble relaxing, with trying to get at the gingerbread house and all. She did finally settle down in front of the pellet stove for a good winter's nap, but was on high alert for quite a while. She has grown into a beautiful, interesting cat.