in a perfect world of yancies: Merry Dominick's and Kuta's!

01 January 2013

Merry Dominick's and Kuta's!

Welcome to Part One of our series of Illinois holiday photos.
And Merry Eighth Day of Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Grandma Christine, Franklin, Franklin's Mom and Dad, Aunt Merrica, and Great Aunt Dorothy.

Today I'm featuring photos from our visit to my side of the family in McHenry. Here we see Franklin helping his Grandma put some finishing touches on the tree:
Helping GMA Christine Find the Perfect Ornament

Any more good ones in here?
And by the way: thanks again for the great outfit, Dave and Diana! (And glad we go to see you for brunch!)

And thanks to Deron and Haley for this tie, which moved the kid and I slightly closer to the elusive status of Xmas Twins:
Dressed for Dinner

That shot of Christmas Eve dinner up top is the tops (thanks Merrica!), but I also like how focused Franklin was during the setup:
Looks Yummy!

He was also pretty focused on all the bows:
Opening a Present on Christmas Eve

Opening stockings Xmas morning:

Nice set with Aunt Merrica:
Who Ya Texting?

Texting? How about a book instead? :)
Reading with Aunt Merrica

Nice shot of the tree and some gifts from Grandpa Ray and Grandma Rhonda, even if Franklin isn't looking:
Psst, There's a Camera Over There :)

He's sure looking in this one:
Hello, Franklin
Not sure if Merrica or GMA Christine took it, but I love how well it shows his beautiful eyes!

Delicious cookies abounded, of course, including the spritzes Emily's making here:
Spritz Cookies!

And nice new clothes:
Cool New Shirt

A happy holiday from top to bottom.
Dad and Franklin at the Table

Stay tuned for St. Charles next! And Happy New Year, reader!


  1. What wonderful photos! What wonderful memories!

    Love, Grandma Christine X :) X

  2. Thanks for all the fun & the hospitality!