This is my attempt at taking more pictures. My family has a bad habit of not taking pictures once you become an adult. I have decided that in order to get at least one decent picture to be remembered by, I need to take a lot. I am not doing very well, but I have taken a picture with my kids before our Christmas party the past two years. Why isn't Trey in the picture? Oh, he was late!
Once we actually started reading the nativity, T decided he wanted no part of it. Luckily, Lucy was willing to fill the role of Joseph and leave us down a shepherd.
The Platt Christmas party is fun because there are so many cousins and they love running a muck in Grandma's house. We always eat green chile pasole with all of the fresh fixings, have a nativity, sing carols, and some years Santa even comes. This year was especially fun because Papa and Grandma brought floating lanterns from England and let the kids light and set them off. They really are the neatest things. Each and every kid loved watching those lanterns float higher and higher until they were out of sight. I am afraid the adults enjoyed the lanterns just as much as the children. We only had one incident with a tree in which Mike and Trey quickly ran to create some sort of long contraption to pull the lantern down and stomp out the flames. There was never any real danger of the tree catching fire as it was covered with snow. The entire night was a success and a great tradition for the Christmas season.