Today we celebrated St. Nicholas day.
This involves lots of presents, specializing in candy and chocolate and smallish items,
stuffed into rather large stockings, with all the extra in a gift bag for each person.
It's actually on December 6th, but we couldn't round up the whole clan until today.
Most notably, I received an amazing Tangled color book from my mother...
who knows how immature I am.
Needless to say, I spent most of the rest of my day coloring.
It makes me very, very happy.
I also got the Titanic soundtrack from my sister (!!!), the Starbucks mug pictured above, and the movie
It Happened One Night, (one of my favorite old movies) AND chocolate pop-tarts and lots of candy. : )
After opening our stockings in a blanket-filled, paper-strewn, messy-haired, pajama-clad frenzy,
we eat very large late breakfast.
Always featuring my mom's ah-mazing cinnamon rolls.
My brother Joseph. Very happy, because he is passing his plate for more food.
Also because he has a really cute wife.
I caught a couple of Virginia's 9-week-old smiles.
Baby Victoria. She's a scrumptious little cuddle-bug.
I tried to get a good photo of my sister and brother-in-law's family... which proved to be difficult, considering Miss Katie's spacey indifference to the whole thing. Eventually she seemed to decide that this was no picture for the family Christmas card--it was a photo for her modeling portfolio.