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Wonderful Christmas Day


Our grandsons were practically bursting with excitement Christmas Eve!  The girls...well, they surely knew something was up and were just loving all the extra attention.

After a quiet, calm, peaceful Christmas morning together, Kim and I walked next door to eat breakfast with the very hyped-up grandkids and see what Santa had left them.  What fun, happy chaos...just like many wonderful Christmases we had when our four children were young...there's nothing like the magic of Christmas through the sparkling eyes of children!  But then we walked back home in the still frosty morning light to our QUIET, unchaotic cabin...and I have to admit, as much as I loved those years, this season of our lives is pretty darn nice too!


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Christmas Cousins


The wrapping paper has settled, the dust has cleared, and most of our Christmas 2013 extravaganzas are in the books (we still have our little Gray bunch one tomorrow).

So, of course, over the next couple of days I'm going to share a few lot of photos from our family's celebrations, the first of which was at Kim's dad Kenny's home the Saturday before Christmas where cousin Foster was the official elf passing out gifts with his assistants, Karter and Kaden.


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Getting There is Half the Fun (?)


Before we even left Indiana, we knew Bonner Bridge was out.

Bonner Bridge is the only connection between Hatteras Island and the mainland.  Just a couple of days before we left, we found out that Bonner Bridge had been closed due to safety issues with the pilings and a 1-minute ride across the bridge was replaced by a 2-hour ferry ride from Stumpy Point (yes, that's its name...and we got a lot of mileage out of that name too...saw a lot of Stumpys at Stumpy's Point) to Rodanthe.


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