Merry Christmas! Thank you to everyone who sent well-wishes and/or gifts for the holidays. What fun the kids had opening presents!! It took us such a long time, mostly because the kids stopped after each gift to open and play with it. We also had a dusting of snow overnight and woke up to a white Christmas morning. The snow was gone by about 11 am, but it had a nice effect. After that we sat down for a turkey dinner with the family, Aunt Annie and one of Brian's colleagues, Carolyn. It was a good, relaxing holiday with lots of board games for the adults. The kids were so absorbed by their gifts that we barely heard from them all day.