Monday night we had Christmas early with Andrew's family. It was so fun, the kids were so excited they could hardly stand it. You would think after opening presents on Saturday night at his party and Sunday with us for his actual birthday Hudson wouldn't be bouncing off the wall about more gifts. But not to worry, he had plenty of unwrapping still in him. The day before we met Jim and Arelen in Salem and rode the carousel at Salem's waterfront park, visited Santa there, and went and picked out food to buy for a family Arlene knew of that needed some help this year. The kids had a fun time picking out the food, although if it had been up to them this family's pantry would have been well stocked with candy, candy canes, chips, and cookies, and canned ravioli. We hope you can see how much fun we had through the pictures.