it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

annual traditions continue, and honestly, i'll enjoy this one for as long as these friends are willing to come back. my mom and grandmother attended our tree decorating too, wowed at how old the kids have gotten. yes, they do grow. and these kids in particular are not "short" on height - or personality or talents. thanks for coming, boys. it wouldn't be the same without you. :)

(bubble wrap...)

homemade music? well, that's the icing on the fruit cake for me.