God bless all who have come here since 2004.
Speaking of 2004, here are two pictures from that Christmas. As you can see Darren was here but Charlie was not. I doubt Katie and Charlie had even met and, it's amazing to count how many more family have been added since then. 2 son in laws, 4.5 grandsons, one great niece and a great nephew.
One of the girls gave me a Barney dog that year, remember Barney the Bush family's dog who was a regular media presence? He met our dog Speaker. I still have Barney and he's still looking as new as Christmas 2004.
That Christmas night we piled in the car and drove through the Way of LIghts at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville. How do I remember this? I blogged it. Blogging is a nice trip down memory lane.
Here's a look at Christmas 2005, family may find a sweetness in this.