Had a wonderful Christmas! I am so blessed to have this family, All of the traditions that meant so much to me growing up - and those we've added through the years - are like a renewal when I hear the stories I once told now being told by Katie and Evan. Watching Kendra's eyes light up when she finally (after 4 years) figured out what unwrapping gifts was all about was priceless. And Evan and Katie did their traditional toasts with their "champagne" - that's always either heartwarming or hilarious, and sometimes both. This year it was both. Katie toasted "all of the LaVonnes who have gone before", (said in her most serious tone) and then she toasted Baby Jesus, "who was almost born on Gramma's birthday!" I was trying so hard not to laugh! Do you know how old that would make me??
Here's to a New Year filled with adventure, prosperity, and all the joys your hearts can hold!