Christmas 2013

Hand sewn pillow cases, brought from a friend in west Africa. The stitching was perfect; I am so envious of this gift!

Christmas 2013

Nativities — this one made of olive wood from Israel.

Christmas 2013

Christmas guacamole and carnitas, because we could.


Home sweet home, how I miss you!


Tree trimming by my brother’s girlfriend;  it was gorgeous, albeit dislexic in this photo.


Christmas dinner, including the best sweet potatoes we’d ever eaten.

And I’d love to include a family photo here — but every single one I took resulted in one of the monkeys making a ridiculous face. Like this:


Or this:

Christmas 2013

My family is tired of my incessant photography, which is really too bad. They are a good looking group — and we had a ton of fun being together.