Christmas Week Festivities

We heard that Santa doesn't fill stockings for really little girls, so Johanna poses where her stocking will be next year. Those stylish stockings are knitted by my great Aunt Bessie.


Santa's helpers couldn't have been more pleased with Caroline's reaction to her Calico Critters doll house. I spent a good hour playing with it, I mean, setting it up, late on Christmas Eve.

Finally, Johanna actually looks like a Dirle in this photo.

Johanna with Uncle Travis.
Christmas evening at the Shifflers. There's Brooke, Bobby's bro, with little Isobel.

Don't tell me they're not related.

Aunt Donna reading Caroline's new book to her.