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John and his family celebrates his third Christmas...

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Visiting Santa at his workshop inside the downtown Seattle Nordstrom store.

Telling Santa what's on our list.

Now we're waiting for a train to take us to go see Santa at another of his workshops.

Where is that train?

I see a bright light way down the tracks...

It's the Santa train!

Look! The Santa train is here!

On board the Santa train!

The Santa train takes us from North Bend to Santa's workshop in Snoqualmie.

Dad went with me, too!

It's an antique rail car, so it doesn't have any heat - and it was near freezing this day!

Watching the scenery go by.

Waiting in line to meet Santa in his workshop.

Santa!

Drivin' my own choo choo at the North Bend rail depot.

My list for Santa was this long!

Mt. Si rises behind the town of Snoqualmie.

On the train back to North Bend!

Now we're at the Hunter Tree Farm, in Seattle, to pick out a Christmas Tree.

And then that afternoon, it snowed in Seattle!

Our neighbor Cindy shows off her decorations in the snow.

Who do I spy in the front doorway?

Before the Christmas Tree.

Our annual neighborhood progressive holiday dinner ends up at Tom and Sherrill's house.

John enjoys the dessert course.

Time for our annual neighborhood group photo (and outtakes!)

This year we again visited the Garden 'd Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

The Poinsetta Tree

The spider returns again this year!

Frog reflected in pond.

Swan pond

Fuschia basket

Peahen and Peacock

Grandma Pat, Mom and John and parrot.

With flash...

...without flash.

Waiting in line to ride the Westlake Carosel with Grandma Pat and Grandma Karin.

The carosel goes around...

...and around...

...and around.

What else goes around in circles?

Choo choos go around in circles!

Helpin' mom wrap presents.

Puttin' presents under the tree.

The perpetual motion machine caught on camera being hyperactive on Christmas Eve - who'd a thunk it?

Showin' off for everyone.

Momma relaxes next to the tree.

John was told that he could open presents after dinner - so he waits patiently for dinner.

I'm stil waiting...

Okay - dinner is out of the way - let's open presents!

Grandma Janet and John help distribute the gifts.

What comes in a box shaped like this?

Monster trucks from Alaska!

Books are good presents!

So are Aquadoodles!

Pictures of grandsons make good presents for grandmas.

Grandma Pat got a new coat!

Hey - here's what comes in boxes shaped like skis! Skis!

The snow in the living room could use some more grooming...

Santa filled John's stocking!

And brought more presents, too!

Santa brought Curious George DVDs.

Santa brought a Thomas calendar, too!

Santa brought Jeremy the Jet Plane, too!

Playin' with Jeremy the Jet Plane.

The Island of Sodor reappears in our family room.

Mother Nature provides a White Christmas on Christmas Day!

Playin' with my new digital camera at Grandma Karin's house on Christmas Day.

Partyin' with Grandma Janet at Mommy's birthday party!

Enjoying some quality time with the Birthday Girl.

John's family at Kathleen's birthday dinner.

Goofin' off at mom's party.

Looks like another successful birthday party!

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