December 30, 2011

It’s been two years since Lulu and I have been back to my parents’ house in Vermont, so we’ve been looking forward to spending Christmas there for a while. With lots of friends and family around, it was perfect to see the extended family from Connecticut and New York. We met Hannah and Kera in Boston and made the drive up on Christmas Eve day, while Hannah’s fiance Jamal came down from Montreal to meet everyone at the house.

While it’s been a dry start to winter, there was at least enough on the ground and a little new snowfall to make it a white Christmas. With all the family gathered together, the presents overflowed underneath the tree! We were thankful for a great family and all the wonderful and thoughtful gifts that we got and could give to others.

From Christmas classics to our own pleasure reads and new books for Kera, we did a lot of relaxing and reading.

Our niece, Kera, stole the show for most of the Christmas weekend. At 2.5, she has pretty boundless energy, running from room to room and toy to toy. Books, blocks, cooking toys, dolls, tea parties, and her microphone, she goes through it all.

The Kera and Jamal show… complete with Fischer Price Little People, “Dolphin” the doughnut-eating Orca, and Kera on the mic.

Making play cakes and brownies with Grandpa.

Reading new books with Aunt Lulu.

Merry Christmas from the Gephart family (Marty, Jeff, Hannah, Kera, Jamal, Lulu, and Graham)! More photos from Vermont to come soon…

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