Two things to mention here:
1. The amount of photos in this post are ridiculous.
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|Tucker quite enjoyed this part of the vacation. So many trees, so little time.|
|The oldest and the youngest of the lovelies. And Tucker. Wanting to get to that tree instead of smiling for the camera.|
|These were tasty! I know because I ate one. Ok, two. Fine! Three.|
|That's Dad. He unwrapped a pregnancy test. Which was hilarious on several levels, not the least of which is the fact that we have a pregnant lovely this year. Last year? Now.|
|Our dogs might be a little spoiled.|
|Dad discovered that Rocky will howl if you howl. So, Dad howled. And Rocky howled. And then the rest of us howled.|
We are a Panthers' family, after all.
This gift was tagged: To the two who live with me. They thought it was their eviction notice. Wish I had thought of that.
|Christmas Morning brunch.|
|I forgot to take pictures of how the food grew once more Christmas visitors arrive.|
|Santa brought presents and stockings for everyone!|
Tucker shared since someone didn't bring stockings for their dogs...shame, shame.
|Don't worry. The pups all had stomachs full of stocking treats!|
These two had to go to a state far away for Christmas this year. I've heard that it's only fair. Whatever, But, hey! That just means we get the baby the first year! What?!
|These two are giving the best gift of all! They aren't just having a baby, they're having my very first grandchild! Which, by the way, is a GIRL!|
Even though the weather failed to cooperate, Mother Nature did deliver with her mountain beauty:
|Christmas morning view from the deck.|
|Christmas Eve view from the deck.|
|Even the fog was lovely. Because everything is better in the mountains.|
|We saw the sun a couple of times. I don't mind the rain, though.|
|And there were Christmas colors right beside the upstairs deck.|
I even saw DEER!
Our fun, old-fashioned family Christmas was not thwarted by weather that was entirely too warm for December. Our laughter and time together along with the great views provided by Mother Nature made everything just fine.