|back in our old house for Christmas|
This past holiday season, for the first time since 2011, we celebrated Christmas and Thanksgiving in the USA. In our own house! In our hometown! With our own extended family! Amazing!
I didn't take a ton of photos, as I was mostly savoring the moments as they happened. Most of these I already posted on Instagram at some point, but I thought I'd gather a few together here.
|Don't be too impressed, it was pre-built.|
|This tree stood up on its own at Home Depot. We were sold.|
|Chrismas with my side|
|Christmas with Pete's side|
|Malcolm + Connect 4 = hours of entertainment for all|
|cousin's first Christmas|
|it's fun to watch cousins open presents|
|more cousin fun|
|NYE at Nana & Grandad's|
|made it midnight|
And here are some bonus events from the end of the year/start to 2017, since I'm too lazy for separate posts. In reverse chronological order:
|14th anniversary January 3rd, 2017|
|joint family party|
|D's party with school friends|
|James' October birthday|
|James' celebration with family and friends|
Family: the hardest part of living abroad, the best part of being back!