Some misc. pictures of Christmas:
ML was a "nanny" for this sweet little girl the week before Christmas. One day we painted ornaments at our house.
These are springerle - anise-flavored German cookies made with a special mold. My sister drove from Michigan to Illinois to get a lesson in how to make them from a dear friend of our family. Aren't they beautiful.
ML and Aunt Ginny, who hosted us all on Christmas eve. She had a houseful!