Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wonderful Christmastime

Once again, the holidays are upon us.  This year was a little tough, considering my back surgery and not being able to do what I normally would have wanted to, but we still managed to make it a special time for our little munchkin!
Our family portrait for 2010... Too bad we couldn't use THIS shot for our holiday cards this year! Would have been SO nice!  Thanks, as usual to our favorite photographer Margie!

Margie & Charlie spent Christmas Eve with us at my parents party. It is always so nice sharing the holidays with friends & family you love!

Even with all the stuff they've had to deal with this year, Mom & Dad went above and beyond as always.  The house is beautifully decorated, and the food was outstanding as usual!

Mom's chemo has taken it's toll, but she looked terrific in her cute reindeer sweatshirt!

Dad was wearing the very appropriate "Bah Humbug" sweatshirt... lol...
 Santa was VERY good to a certain little girl!  He left a wonderful new bicycle at Nana & Papa's house just for her!  She sure must have been good this year!
So despite the fact that things were a little tight for us all, obviously Rachel did not notice a difference!  Here she is demonstrating her ability to be a game show hostess! LOL

 And the gifts just keep on coming!  She had so many neat packages to open!
 Even Penny got to open a package from Nana & Papa!!  With a little help from Daddy, of course!

You can even see the smile on her face!  Now we have to make sure she doesn't eat any of Rachel's fake food!

 Rachel loved all of her gifts, but there were some obvious favorites... Naturally, her bicycle, her dancing Frosty the Snowman, the box of food to go with the kitchen we got her, and this really cool play tent!

Since Hanukkah fell so early this year, we were actually up north to celebrate that one. We brought our own little Menorah with us on the trip, so we lit our candles by ourselves when we had to, but we also lit them with friends when we were able to!
All in all, this holiday season was full of good memories and we are so glad we were able to share them with so many people. 
Happy Holidays to all our friends and family from all of us!!

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