|Annie just barely holding still long enough to snap a pic|
|Holly sitting nicely for her picture|
We revived the tradition of going to the theater by attending the Christmas Pops concert at Copley Symphony Hall. I had to illegally snap this picture. I wish I'd been able to get a picture of the conductor's pants. Wild!
|Jim and Mary Lou at Copley Hall|
|Mom and Dad at dinner before the concert|
We always play dominoes in the evening, Mom and Jim are the usual
cheaters winners, I either win or lose spectacularly.
We always have a puzzle in works in the living room, a quiet escape from the madness in the family/kitchen area. This year we blazed through the first puzzle in 24 hours so had to find a second one. I always like the 1000 piece puzzles, but mom and Jim lobby for the easy 500 piece ones.
Sweets are always lined up on the dining room sideboard. They change out daily. As one kind disappears, something new shows up to tempt you.
Our tree before the presents were unwrapped. Only a fraction of the ornaments we have made it
on the tree this year. My own tree is just a bit different - I have an extensive collection of Swarovski crystal snowflakes and sterling silver ornaments.
A typical low-key day. Notice that Annie isn't picky about who's lap she's in.
Annie getting in the middle of unwrapping presents.
Mom makes out like a bandit each year. Dad and I buy things for her, but she always has it in her mind we won't shop for her, so she buys for herself too. Well, let me amend that. I buy and wrap, Dad pays me back.
After Christmas dinner my uncle and his daughter arrived. It was sort of a surprise last minute thing. Luckily his