We had our family Christmas (just the three of us) on the 22nd in NY, then we headed south to Karre’s parents in northeast NC for Christmas. We came in on the 23rd, drove to Virginia Beach to go to the candlelight service at the church we still consider “home base”, then hurried back to NC to go to the great grandparents for dessert before heading to bed (after leaving out milk, hot chocolate, cookies, and carrots). Then had a nice, relaxing Christmas morning opening Santa gifts and making a gingerbread house. For dinner Karre’s extended family always gathers at her aunt and uncle’s house. We have given up counting how many there are! Then today (the 26th) we did Christmas with Papa and CC and the cousins. One more day of play time before we head back to NY. Penny’s parents come in the day after we return for us to spend our Christmas time with them.