It's fast approaching Christmas, and I am really looking forward to seeing most of my favorite people in the world, all together in the same room. My dad will be there. He's not as young as he is in the picture, but he's still just as handsome.
My brother Mike will be there. The picture above was taken in 1985. Every year my mom and I bought Nels and Mike matching shirts. You have no idea how hard it was to find them some years, but we did. Every year!
God and Mother Nature willing, my son will be there. He flies out Friday morning, so please cross your fingers, pray, or light a candle that he makes it safely.
Uncle John will be there. As long as I can remember, he's spent the holidays with us. He's a wonderful man and it will be pure joy to spend time with him again.
Our neighbor Lois will be there. She's lived next door to us for as long as I can remember. It wouldn't be Christmas without her.