We had a wonderful Christmas! First Rich's brother, Joe, came for a few days during the middle of December. He's being deployed to Kuwait/Iraq in early 2011, so it was nice to get to see him before he leaves. Rich actually left with him and they went to Las Vegas for a few days.
My brother, Craig, and his wife Mayra and son, Alex came in from Houston on Dec 22nd and stayed until the 26th. It was so fascinating to see my baby brother as a father. Mayra is a great mom and Alex just charmed everyone...okay, perhaps not at 2 in the morning, but he sure is cute! My parents are due in on the 29th and will stay a few days. It is so wonderful to see everyone and not have to fly 12+ hours in order to see them!
Tim, Lily and Joe with their newest cousin, Alex! He turned 5 months old on Christmas Day and had everyone smiling!
The Messina clan during their first Christmas in Nebraska!
Tim (14), Lily (10 days shy of being 6) and Joe (16)