Merry Christmas with a really sweet view and

with sweet people. Grateful for warm moments with friends and family.

Then there were the brussel sprouts, which we discovered was a beloved British dish or maybe not so beloved.

Quite a spread

Anne’s house overlooks the lake.

Holly overlooked my camera and turned her head fast!

Joy to the world the Lord has come!

Late afternoon and a break in the rain. In fact, the sun actually came out after days of rain. We remained under a flash flood watch all week and weekend. Temperatures were in the 70’s and we should have pulled the kayaks out!

The Christmas tree that was still beautiful.

And finally . . . Christmas Holly.