Roberts Xmas

For the first time since I can remember, we had a big gathering of my Mom’s side of the family. Lena & Kyle hosted in their wonderful home in Portland just a few days after Xmas and just in time to erase the winter dreariness.
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The big news of the day is that Jeff and Kathy (who is wonderful) are going to have their wedding at Aunt Nett & Uncle Steave’s in the San Juans. I was planning to be very cool and understanding if they had decided to play it low key and elope to Las Vegas so I you can imagine how uncool and totally excited I was as this announcement.
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Even cousin Jake was here from grad school in Sweden (for those of you who have asked who he is, here is his face to go with his comments)
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(two 90% percentile heads meet at last)

Aunt Nett wore a special Christmas sweater as a test to Kathy to see if she was either polite or gagging to throw up. She was both and so passed with flying colors.
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Lila and Lainey were as adorable as ever.
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And at the end of the evening we exchanged gifts in a way where we could steal them from each other. I got a lavender linen spray so feel quite chuffed about the whole thing. (chuffed = smuggly happy)
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Finally, we took a few family photos -in the last one, we were the only ones, apparently, who thought it was ‘funny faces photo’
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