The dining room table, set for Christmas breakfast.
A gift of beautiful flowers was the centerpiece.
Through the window, the patio breakfast club showed up on schedule.
A dove relaxed beside the pool, away from the feeding frenzy.
Chris and Maddie had a snuggle/wrestle.
The guys, opening a shared gift. Notice John's handsome new official Ditka sweater vest. Go Bears!
The much-anticipated pecan rolls, this pan half pecanless by request, but still very delicious.
And a zoom of the pecan version. They were as good as they look.
Afternoon scrabble on the patio kept John & the kids out of the kitchen.
But the chessboard sat all alone on the kitchen table this year.
Finally, just before we sat down to dinner, a view of our Christmas feast.
We raised a toast to us, and to all we wished were with us.
It was a very merry day.