The presents were well received, no doubt about it. But the best gift of all on this Christmas visit to California has been family time. The four cousins are on day seven of spending all their time together, and have been begging to extend their visit. The new toys have been left in the living room as they spent three hours outside and are now on hour two of some random, but engrossing, indoor game. And we adults are thoroughly enjoying the view.
It's impossible to capture it all with the camera, but the slideshow below is at least a glimpse into our holiday.