Our family traveled across many miles to gather for a Christmas celebration- what a blessing for us!
There was a lot of action in Grandad's room. Gemma was pensive during a moment of quiet.
Catherine and John have been particularly dedicated Christmas helpers over the years!Christmas Eve dinner was delectable, a group effort orchestrated by Jen.
Twas the night before Christmas!
On the second day of Christmas we enjoyed a delicious meal with several courses paired with wine, served by Carolyn and Luis.
We each opened our "cracker", and donned our paper hats, a festive tradition borrowed from the English.
Frederick and John Paul offered a duet.
An electric Thomas the Train delighted everyone, set up in a corner of Grandad's room.
We went out to lunch two days after Christmas, and our fellow diner was Cardinal Foley, back in Philadelphia after many years in the Vatican. He very kindly paid a visit to our table. Over thirty years ago he and Fred had met when both were working at the Archdiocese.
Monica sparkled in her Christmas finery. We certainly had a merry Christmas with the whole family gathered!