|Christmas with Sarabeth and Caroline Hammond. Yaaaaay!|
|Pampa and my favorite teenager.|
I will end the year by saying I admire Sarabelle's mom, Caroline, as well. She's a woman who knows how to stand back and allow growth to take place, the kind of parent I admire and the kind who raises good children.
|Caroline and John, looking happy.|
Being around family is important to me at Christmas, but with my own spread all over the place, I'm having to adjust to extended families--whom I love as much as I would if we were related. Tonight it was the Hammonds. In the morning, my friend Susan and I are hiking and tomorrow evening I'll spend with Margie and her daughter Meghann (and Meg's partner, Allison).
Christmas is warm this year. As it generally is.
|Rebecca, Pierce and Sarabelle.|
|The lovely smiles of the Hammond family at Christmas, 2016.|