During our childhood and adolescence, Kate and I would spend Thanksgiving night at Grandma and Grandpa Brenton's house and spend the Friday after Thanksgiving assisting in the annual tradition of decorating their home for Christmas and having special time with our Grandparents. This treasured tradition was one I particularly enjoyed as I have a distinct love of the Christmas season and can hardly wait to sing Christmas carols and enjoy the lights of the tree.
This year, we started a new traditon of gathering at Mom & Dad's house on Friday to assist in their holiday decorating. With all seven of us gathered together, we trimmed the tree and decorated their house to the tune of many treasured classics. We even managed a wonderful family photo.
Marilyn enjoying the "real" Santa... at least as far as she's concerned!