• 28Dec

    we slept

    all day

    from midnight the night before

    until 10am

    when we watched a movie

    and then went back to sleep

    until 5pm


  • 27Dec

    On our 3rd day of Christmas, we

    • woke up early enough to get on the road before most traffic
    • left Paris at 9:30 and and made it to Austin by 2pm
    • settled in and had our own Christmas exchange and then relaxed for the rest of the evening
  • 26Dec

    On our second day of Christmas, we:

    • sleep in just a little (until about 9am),
      and then
    • Mom finished a few meal and gift preparations
    • Emil ran all the virus and software updates on her computer and got the printer working, again,
      before we headed “over the river and through the woods” (not really) for a
    • noon meal for the five of us (Lori & Emil, Lori’s mom, and her parents) at the grandparents’ home, at the dining table, with the fancy dishes,
      and then we shared
    • gifts with the grands,
      and then went
    • back to Lori’s mom’s for our nuclear gift exchange, playing with Roxi,
      and a bit of recovering from a busy day
    Southern relish tray

    Lori's grandmother's Southern relish tray (embellished by Emil)

    Xmas 2 tree 2009

    the 2009 O'Brien Christmas tree includes Lori's mom's Baby's First Christmas ornament up top. It's red, so it matches her hair!!! LOL