(Warning – Photo-heavy post)
First, let me give you the background behind the Family Christmas tradition. Fanless’ family used to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. However, as the eight siblings (his mom, aunts and uncles) got older, started their own families and moved away, it became more difficult to get everyone together at Christmas, usually due to flight delays and such. Thus the Family Christmas tradition of getting the whole family together the second weekend in December was born. Personally, I love it and I’m glad I get to be part of it.
Of course, there was a lovely tree, with tons of presents jammed beneath.
And a little bit of pouting.
There was some web surfing.
And singing of Christmas carols.
Cute, teen cousins hanging out.
And sweet grandparents, enjoying time with the family they created.
And little ones sharing a rare moment of calm…
Before the opening of gifts commenced.
There were lots of toys.
And a flurry of gift wrap and bows.
And special moments for young and old alike.
Not to mention food… and bugs (relax; it’s not real. LONG story!)
And plenty of fun and games.
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. Peace out, yo!