December 24 - 26

Christmas in Santa Nella

On a Wednesday morning I head over to Fremont to pick up Victoria and then we drive south on 101 toward Pachecho Pass and out to Santa Nella to my parent's home. My sister was already there, my brother and his family arrived later in the evening. We spent two nights at my parents house opening presents on Christmas Day, then taking family photos before having are Christmas meal. I had a wonderful time with family and wonderful meals, thanks everyone for such a memorable time together. On Friday, my sister and I drop off Victoria to her place in Pittsburg, then I drop off my sister at my brother's home in Fremont. That evening Toby and I celebrated our Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Chicka found a new resting place!

  • We complete two puzzles while in Santa Nella.

  • Mom and Dad prepare our holiday meals... yummy pumpkin pie!

  • Dad opens my gift early, so we can watch it.

  • Picture taking time!

  • Christmas Day... time to open presents! (no, Andrew didn't get panty liners!)

  • Alan poses with his about to be opened gift card!

  • Cedric and his gifts, I give him magnets, clothes and a drawing kit.

  • Dad and his various gifts.

  • I get Jane the Soleil flat iron she really wanted.

  • Andrew with his new saw blades!

  • Mom with her new Canon camera and jewelry.

  • Victoria with the pots and pans set I got her.

  • Jane holding one of the four family calendars I made.

  • Rose with her gift and Colin.

  • Colin in various changes of clothing.

  • Colin and Rose.

  • Complete family photo.

  • Siblings: Alan, Andrew, Jane.

  • Parents and the grand kids.

  • The ukelele playing duo.

  • Rose with her two kids: Colin and Cedric

  • Alan making afternoon appetizers.

  • Andrew with Colin. Inset: Alan, Colin, Rose.

  • Dad and Mom.

  • In Menlo Park, I open Toby's gifts to me.

  • Toby opening his gifts.

  • Toby and Alan.