Christmas 2012: family time

by | Jan 7, 2013 | Canine, USA Travel

We’ve been driving up to NY for the last several years to spend Christmas with Eric’s family and this year we finally made it a little easier on ourselves with the addition of an EZ-Pass. Any time saved was a good thing as we also made three round-trips to JFK to pick up my brother and his girlfriend so they could spend the holidays with us!

I really enjoyed having them there and Eric got to show off where he grew up…

smooth stones
lots of smooth stones on the sound

lighthouse
Horton Point Lightouse

We also took them to a local brewery in Greenport and a few of our favorite wine tasting destinations.

Christmas festivities were per our usual traditions with a visit to grandma’s for Christmas Eve and lots of stocking stuffers and mimosas on Christmas morning.

Christmas tree     ready for brunch

Ryan and Emily with their stocking
Emily and Ryan with their stuffed stocking

opening presents
me laughing that Mom couldn’t remember what present was which

sleepy time

And Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a sleepy schnauzer to snuggle with. We had a great time catching up with family and I am looking forward to less time in the car over the next two weeks! :)

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