Jane makes his cake (with a little help from Mom).
A visit to the Grove Park Inn...
...complete with award-winning gingerbread houses on display.
Scenes from our visit to SC, to see...
Waiting for the word "go!"
A great gift from Uncle Kevin and Aunt Sumer.
Miriam catches her first fish.
...Grandmama, Granddaddy, Uncle Kevin and Aunt Sumer, Great-Grandmama, Uncle Sammy and Aunt Lillian, and Tina Franklin and Patti.
A Christmas tap dance.
"The Griswalds'" house next door. Our den window is just in line with their well-lighted roofline. "Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you keep us up tonight...!" The kids loved it.
Jack O'Brien makes his entrance.
The girls all surround him. A foreshadowing of days to come?
Mom Cathy is THE best-looking 5-days post-partum woman I've ever seen.
Jack and Jill.
Christmas Eve making sugar-cookie men.
A visit from Mee-Maw.
The American Girl dolls are the best dressed among us. A beautiful two-piece outfit Mayron found at a craft fair in Virginia.
Christmas morning scene at our house while the children are nestled all snug in their beds.
Competition heats up.
Collin and Melissa celebrate their first anniversary.
Jill really loves her bath. She can't wait...literally can not wait...for the next one.