Christmas morning we woke up EARLY and opened our presents at the cabin. Here was our little alarm clock. He is usually our best sleeper, but on Christmas morning he woke up at 5 AM on the dot.
It was Nannie, GeeGee, Aunt Laura and our family and it was very nice. We were done with everything by 6 AM.
I am sporting my new necklace from Lisa Leonard, thank you to Jon for a great gift. The rest of the outfit was part of my Freeport shopping. I have been pinning outfits, and especially boots like these. I was so happy to find a pair!
Everyone got ready and we headed over to Aunt Nora and Uncle Stan's house. This house has been in the family for a long time. My mom moved into this house when she was a little girl and it is one of thew few houses that has remained constant in my life. Another constant is Uncle Stan tormenting the youngest generation. Here he is getting ready to give Addie a wet willie.
She loved it.
Ben is a little more low key. He was having fun sitting with Papa and playing on the mobi go.
The one thing that Jon really wanted to do in Maine was ride a snow mobile. My mom tried to find a place that we could rent one from, but Northern Maine is not a really touristy area and none of the local places had a sled available. Thanks to Geary and Leslie, my cousin and his girl friend, for coming through and letting us borrow their sled. We all had a great time!
The men spent a good part of the day in the living room watching tv.
Here is the whole gang, I think the final count was 32 people. We all enjoyed a delicious meal and we made a lot of special memories. People traveled from Texas, Florida, Norway, and all over Northern Maine to be at this dinner it was awesome. The last time we did something like this was about 20 years ago. Hopefully it won't take another 20 years before we all get together again.
This is my favorite picture of Arthur and his Mom.
This is the house from the back fields. I played in these fields as a child and it was so fun to be able to bring the kids back here and play.