Yeah, we know, this happened almost a year ago... However, last Christmas (that's CHRIST-mas not "Holiday Season") we didn't have this wonderfully trashy blog! Therefore, we lacked the ability to show poorly lit photographs of all our loved ones with puffy eyes, crooked smiles, messy hair, and other types of impairment not to be mentioned here!!
I also must note that Wendy, Josh, and Dad somehow managed to avoid our camera lens.... It's not that we don't love you, you just proved to be too wily for us to catch!!
Mom and Jim on the horse-drawn carriage during our trip to New York City. After many a mile of walking on unyielding concrete, the 15 minutes in the buggy were sheer bliss!!
Mom with the big draft horse that pulled our carriage. This is New York however, so the horse requested a schmeared bagel and a cappuccino rather than carrots.......
A very large Gothic Cathedral on 5th avenue.... like a moron, I can't remember the name!
Jim outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See, we folks from Stormville have some culture after all!!
Jim with a suit of Armor that must have been designed for midgets.....okay, RICH midgets....
No explanations for this one - just my wife using the camera at a bad moment! You'll note that she has managed to weasel out of being in any of the pictures thus far!
April and Grace on Christmas morning - what time is it again???
Maddie with her Gingerbread house - unfortunately she took out a sub-prime adjustable rate mortgage to buy it, so she lost it in foreclosure and Snow White (being of Old Money) bought it for well below market value!
Grace and her own lavish Gingerbread house. She decided to eat it, collect the insurance money, and move back in with her parents.....
Maddie and her Webkinz pet, Boo. Maddie is our resident computer genius (just slightly bested by her grandfather) and is currently working with Microsoft to fix the problems with Windows Vista.
You all may notice that there are a lot of pictures of Lily. This may not be a good thing for her, especially when she turns 16. I will personally make sure that her Prom date sees this one!!
Ambien? Who needs that when you've got a house full of kids! Pat sleeps peacefully.....for now!!
Evan cracked me up by telling me lawyer jokes and quoting Jay Leno!!
I don't know where this camo hat came from, but the kids seemed to love it. Lily spent much of the day on the phone with her agent trying to get a role in the next 'High School Musical' movie. They turned her down because, despite what she thinks, she's not in high school yet!
Diane and Dave with a bottle of his favorite drink - "Arrogant Bastard Ale"
Does this really need any explanation?
Thankfully Jim Novak's real "mug" looks better than the face on this mug. I'm sure Suzi would agree!!
Father and Mother Christmas, enjoying the festivities from the best seats in the house!!