Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Have a very, very merry

"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." Charles Dickens

SUNDAY NIGHT PAUL and I spent at Paul's sister, Lori, and her husband, Randy's home, all but two of the immediate family were in attendance. Those present were —

Paul and Lori's brother, Tom
Tom's son, Daniel
Lori's two children, Danielle and Ryan
Danielle's two girls, Kennedy and Quinn
Ryan, his wife Lindsay and their two girls, Marin and new baby Lauren
Paul's mom and dad, Phyllis and Keith
And me

The two missing and missed were Tom's daughter, Darragh and Danielle's husband, Jeff.

Here are a some pictures from the night:

Lori and baby Lauren.


Kennedy holding Lauren. She was everyone's favorite Christmas present.


Marin and her dad, Ryan.


Quinn liked the new hat, scarf and mittens we got her.


Paul and me.


Great Grandma, Phyllis and Quinn.


Great Grandpa Keith holding baby Lauren.


Dessert — yum!


Phyllis, Randy, and Lindsay holding Lauren in the back row.
Daniel and Kennedy in front.


Daniel, me holding Kennedy and Tom holding Quinn.


Quinn was on the run chasing her sister and her cousin.

Danielle and the three girls working on a new toy; Lori in the background


One of the tables set and Daniel.

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