christmas 2011 after-action report.

We had a quiet and relaxing Christmas just like last year. With Robin’s family mostly in North Carolina and surrounding states, and my family in Germany, we don’t really have an opportunity to do the Big Family Gathering type Christmas too often. We got together with some local friends for lunch and a social afternoon on Friday, and then stayed home and did the Santa thing on Saturday.

Here’s a picture of the main loot recipients this year. They made out like bandits.

Time flies, doesn’t it? To me it seems like both of them were still in diapers just last week. One morning I’ll get up, make coffee, go to wake up the kids, and find that they’ve left for college.

The kids got the lion’s share of the presents, but Santa also dropped off a telescope and some stargazing books and charts as a family gift. Our friends also thoughtfully gifted us an annual 5-person membership to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord.

The menu for the Christmas weekend included the traditional family Christmas fare–lobsters–and such German staple items as paella and lobster bisque. The lord of the manor also consumed way too many German gingerbread cookies, and the lord & lady together pretty much drank all the eggnog. Also, we seem to be out of Bacardi now. In short, it was a typical all-American Christmas. I hope yours was as good as ours.


3 thoughts on “christmas 2011 after-action report.

  1. Tam says:

    Man, I saw them, like, five minutes ago, and they were half that size!

    Here’s to a very happy holiday season for everyone at Castle Frostbite, and may the next year be as filled with joy and wonder. 🙂

  2. Merry Christmas (belated) to the denizens of Castle Frostbite.

    Lyra is going to be a man-killer, & I’m tellin’ ya, Quinn is definitely up to sumptin’…

  3. Gerry N. says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Marko, I’d like to ask a favor. Would you give your kids an extra hug whenever and tell ’em it’s from a Geezer in Washington State who just loves little kids and really misses having them around? You might mention that I look an awfuil lot like Santa Claus.


    Gerry N.

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