This picture was taken at my daughter's house either last Christmas or the one before. For whatever reason, I really like it. It looks so cozy. They won't be with us this Thanksgiving, but we do hope to see them during the Christmas holidays. When the grand kids were little, we always had Christmas at our house for everyone (actually we had all the holidays at our house). Now that they are older and don't all live close by, it's a little harder to arrange.
But it was the same for us when our kids were young. We tried to get them to New Orleans to spend Christmas with their Grandparents each year... but as they got older, it was difficult to take bikes and dollhouses, etc. with us and then there were get-togethers with their friends that they would miss, etc. So going home for Christmas wasn't every year anymore.
This is another favorite photo. It is Ghost under the Christmas tree. The cats LOVE the Christmas tree ! We get a huge live tree and hang unbreakable ornaments on the lower branches so they can be swatted at by hidden paws. There are consequences to this - we do find a large amount of ornaments spread about the den and under the furniture in the mornings. And occasionally one of them will get entangled in the lights and take half the strings off, but these things are only minor inconveniences.
And this one was taken of Julie as she sat inside a Christmas basket that had a bird lantern. It's not especially good... but again, I like it.
Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving to All!