if there's anything better than this at Christmas, or any other time, i don't know what it is! the faces, the smiling, the laughing, the being together was wonderful beyond any words i know. we don't ever get crazy about perfection here, our traditions are meaningful mostly just to us, but this was just the best.
and now, a week into the new year, snow has finally relaid its claim on the midwest- and it all gets good again- we're going to visit disney mouse! (this will be the romaniac's first trip, so it will be great!)