We took a big step this year and decided to host Christmas Dinner at our new home in Salem. In addition to the Christmas Dinner the Baptiste family is normally accustomed, Scott brought in a bit of North Dakota by making Potato Dumplings:
Uncle Dan helped out in the kitchen as well - thanks Uncle Dan!:
It was the last Christmas without the youngest family member, Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris's new baby, who was due just over one month later. Alice is looking forward to welcoming her newest cousin!:
Including the three of us, we had 15 family members in our home for Christmas Day.
Every couple of years, we are fortunate enough to be together and get a family picture to hold us over until we are all together again. Here is the latest shot:
We always miss Auntie Bethany and Uncle CJ, but had a great visit with them:
Alice had an especially fun time visiting with family during the day:
Here are Auntie Bethany and Uncle Dan enjoying a piece of pizza from Alice's kitchen:
Merry Christmas, Everyone! Here are the rest of the photos from the afternoon.