First of all before I tell about our Christmas Day, I would like to say Happy Birthday to Aunt Michaela! Okay, here we go.
Mom's little dog Beatrix was beat after everyone left Sunday night. You can see a bit of trauma yet in her eyes as Mom held her on Christmas.
She later perched at her spot near the fireplace.
Christmas Day was a day to enjoy peace and fellowship. At noon, we had a Christmas Dinner of smoked turkey and ham, and Red Velvet Cake to celebrate Edward's birthday.
Grandma gathered the children for "Grandma Thank You Letter Writing School" as she does every year. Some of the younger kids found the address part to be a challenge since it was not an e-mail.
Soon, it was time to head back to Michigan. Back to reality.