As usual, several members of the family gathered at Rick & Janice’s daughter and son-in-law, Mary Catherine & Billy Holton’s house in Clemmons, near Winston-Salem, for the Christmas lunch and present-sharing.

What was unusual was the weather, giving us a beautiful, fresh sunny day with temperatures in the low 70Fs, a vey welcome change from the foggy, wet, humid high temperatures we’d been “enjoying” through the previous few days.

Here are some photos of the Christmas day family occasion:

Lilly as the Frozen Princess

Lilly as the Frozen Princess

Lilly with mom Mary Catherine

Lilly with mom Mary Catherine

Lilly with Aunt Carolyn

Lilly with Aunt Carolyn

Mary Catherine tastin' what she's cookin'

Mary Catherine tastin’ what she’s cookin’

Presents waiting to be opened - after lunch

Presents waiting to be opened – after lunch

Festive Feast (for starters)

Festive Feast (for starters)

Janice's long-hoped-for framed picture with a photo taken by Rick in England, 2012

Janice’s long-hoped-for framed picture with a photo taken by Rick in England, 2012

Janice receives a kitchen apron with the unspoken truism

Janice receives a kitchen apron with the unspoken truism

The Holtons receiving their Holtons' Christmas Disneyland Holiday T-shirts

The Holtons receiving their Holtons’ Christmas Disneyland Holiday T-shirts

Sarah with boyfriend Taylor and Lilly

Sarah with boyfriend Taylor and Lilly

 

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