i didn't document christmas as thoroughly as last year, it seems that i mostly ended up with pictures of lillie [big surprise]. after enjoying two days at a little camp hebron cabin to celebrate our anniversary [4 years!], we spent christmas eve day with my family. we missed having ben with us, but loved having some time to talk with him on the phone. lillie's favorite presents of the day were a bumble bee pillow pet that she named rudolf ["because he has a red nose like the reindeer"] and a ballet outfit. she was also delighted to be a helper and open miles' presents for him.