Christmas Holiday - 2010
From riding a horse-drawn wagon into the woods to cut down our own Christmas tree, to getting decorations put up just right, to little helpers making Christmas cookies, and more, it's all here in a huge photo set that's just a small part of our well-documented holiday. Though there was great joy in being together, fueled especially by Ollie and Minna, at the same time it was bittersweet to celebrate for the first time without Mom. How she would have laughed to see Minna working so hard to roll out the Christmas cookie dough and how she would have enjoyed reading Ollie's gift books with him. And would she have been as surprised as I was to see Dad sitting so comfortably in his favorite red chair at Marcia's house, idly petting the cat as he drifted off to sleep?