We enjoyed a couple of British traditions, such as mince pies and Christmas crackers. Everyone wore their Christmas crown for dinner.
The kids are starting to slow down. I will have to have a word with Santa about putting loud clacking toys in Ryan's stocking. Somehow they mysteriously disappeared this afternoon. We've Skyped a lot today and we still have a couple more calls to make. We hope you are having a wonderful Christmas wherever you are. We miss all of you!
Elizabeth and Ryan discussing the best strategy to open a Christmas cracker
A classic Grandpa Voecks photo op of everyone around the dinner table (that's Terrance the bull on the wall above the mirror wearing a festive Santa hat)
Christmas crowns at dinner
Paul sampling one of Garett's tasty mince pies
Shelly and Garett pause in the middle of the Christmas action
Is that Dave from Despicable Me? Oh never mind, it's just Garett...(and Grace)
Ryan and Grace posing with Santa's loot