We have been blessed to have at least some of our family here in the past and this year, our daughter Erin and her family relocated back to PG. So now we have family close by, just down the street and up a block. For them, it was a welcome relief to have their home remodeling just about completed. They did a mavelous job on it.
So, in keeping with our family tradition, we celebrated Christmas Eve together, this time at Erin and Mark's home. As in the past, we had close family friends join us. For them, it most likely be their last time here in Utah Valley since they are selling their resturant and relocating to the deep south, Mississippi. It will be sad to see them go. We had a nice dinner and time spent together. After the dinner with program and singing, we came home to prepare for Christmas. The boys, George, Henry, and Teddy, were wound up. so after getting them down to bed and we started rearranging our living room for our Christmas gift opening. Jo relaxed by playing the piano as seen here while there was some last minute wrapping going on.
We had fun putting presents under the tree by the light of christmas tree bulbs.
Here is a picture of Mark and Erin with their boys. Just enough to get them all together since the boys were very excited it being Christmas Eve.
Ipo was very tolerent with Bubba, Erin and Mark's dog. He's fairly behaved and endearing. They got along well enough not to give us any concern except to let them out frequently to go potty.
As for Bubba, he's taken to Erin's family very well. That afternoon, George came down to our home to play games (PS2) and along came Bubba with him trapesing through the snow.