One of the highlights of Christmas at the Hermans was the game "Lunar Probe" from when Keith and his siblings were younger. Even without flashing lights and digital sounds it captured everybody's interest for much of the day. Keith relived the glory days of his youth by showing his mastery of the game and James was bound and determined to rival him. He did do very well, but needs to work a little on doing it with his eyes closed. ;) And we never did see the demonstration of Keith doing this with his toes!!!
Of course no Christmas would be complete without the dog gifts! Unfortunately Joe wasn't able to come to the Herman Christmas this year because there was not room in the truck. We did bring his gift home to him and he is quite pleased with his new ball and chew bone. It's always easy to pick gifts for "the girls" (Harmony and Brandy) - Harmony is obsessed with chasing balls and Brandy loves food!
This year was the second year of our new tradition - singing carols after gifts. Brad has become very good at playing the guitar and I really think this is becoming one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Brad and Rhonda printed handouts so that everybody had the words to all the songs and we have the best time singing. The family favorite seems to be "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer", which is a little strange, but we do have fun singing it!
"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family."
- Thomas Jefferson