Confession: we were so busy being involved in all our Christmas activities that we hardly brought a camera out!
Our Christmas Eve was spent down in Salem at Chuck & Phoebe’s annual family party. It was a smaller group than usual, but still lots of great bonding, playing and catching up.
One thing I did insist on this year was to organize a group shot from each gathering (luckily, everyone indulged me):
The Swanks came up here to help us celebrate our first Christmas in our new house. We opened presents and had a lovely brunch.
That afternoon we went to Oregon City to have cousin playtime, more presents, and a great dinner with my family.
And on Boxing Day Ben and I attended a gathering wearing delightful matching sparkly reindeer shirts.
Although balancing several families takes some work, we are so happy to have them all in our lives and are grateful we got to see so many this holiday!