Thanksgiving, Ellicott City -
Our gracious hosts, Hope and Ramin Rezvani.
Hope is an amazing cook and they always host a phenomenal
Deborah and Ramin lead the way down the buffet
Hadrian and Helene Hatfield and Adam and Zanell
Lewis were also in attendance. So great to see everyone
The usual suspects: Adam, Joe, Lewis and Ramin.
Of course Hadrian is never left out of the boys'
Zanell's son, Pieter was visiting from South
A little computer session the morning after with
Jean-Marie, Ramin's sister, Marjan, Leila, Natasha and Cedric.
Of course Joe is on our laptop in the background.
Cassie, Jules and Grace Perry get in on the
Annapolis, Maryland - November/December, 2006
Lunch in Pusser's with the
Rezvanis, Zanell and the Cunards.
Christy and Alison on Rhodekill, with our old TSI
office in the background.
We had some phenomenal weather during our visit
to Annapolis so we took advantage of the Cunard's boat to tour
our old stomping grounds.
Gran and Gramps helped out with school while they
were out in Annapolis for a visit.
Joe with Jeremy Wiley, Mike and Joseph Keegan.
Some of our very first friends on Capitol Hill.......
Jeremy, Maggie, Joe, Christy, Michele and Mike.
Joseph, Quin, Erin, Emma, Cassie and Juliana -
Cody and Dana were down from New Hampshire so we
got to see them too. Somehow I didn't get a picture of
Dana, who is pregnant with number three due mid-January, but
here is Adam and Cody.
Alison with her mom, Betsy.
Ron and Bonnie Steele.
Francois with baby Francesca.
Miss Lisa being the perfect mother - can you
believe she has four kids?
Derelicts, every one of them......Cody, Ramin,
Zanell, Craig and Brian.
Another spectacular sunset at Camp Cunard.
New Mexico, December 15 - 28, 2006
The cousins: Cassie, Piper, Juliana and Maggie.
We went out into the Pecos mountains just after a
light snowfall to pick out and cut down our Christmas tree - a
wonderful Boyle tradition.
Mike and Sue Boyle.
Joe, reveling in the red and green chili at his
favorite restaurant in the world - Tomasitas, in Santa Fe.
We got about a foot of snow the week before
Christmas and the girls just loved it!
Joe had the honors of putting the star on top of
the Christmas tree.
The tree trimming party at Mike and Sue Boyle's
house in Santa Fe.
Joe and his mom, Vivian Boyle.
I was elected to decorate the higher branches on
Duncan and Aidan MacDonald, Susan's brother's
kids, who were also in Santa Fe for the holidays. A
Susan Boyle, Aidan and his mom, Jennifer
Aunt Juliana shows off her green chili, bacon,
potato, egg and cheese breakfast burritos at Tia Sophia's -
Aunt Juliana and Uncle Mike at the skating rink -
the girls' new favorite past time.
Aidan turned 18 a few days before Christmas.
We had a great chili lunch to celebrate.
Mike and Sue's neighbors, Don and Leah, were
sooooo generous in letting us use their house over the holidays
while they were away. It made the whole vacation so much
more comfortable and less taxing for everyone, especially Mike
and Sue. The view and accommodations were amazing.
Susan sports a ferrolito on her head.......
In New Mexico, you decorate the drive on
Christmas Eve with ferrolitos, candles placed in sand inside a
brown paper bag. We went walking along Canyon Road later
that evening to see all the beautiful lights on the ritziest
street in downtown Santa Fe.
Cassie holds up one of the Boyle's Christmas
ornaments - made by Piper Boyle when she was nine years old.
A little resemblance or what?
Michael Boyle, Michael Williams, and Joe Boyle.
Michael, Juliana and Joe Boyle.
Cassie and Maggie.
The girls tearing through their stockings on
Nana and Auntie Susan get a little Christmas
Susan sporting all her new ski equipment.
The ladies all got matching pajamas to
commemorate the Santa Fe Christmas of 2006.
Mike and Debbie Doyle hosted the whole crowd for
tamales and posole on Christmas Eve. Thanks you guys!
Peter MacDonald carves the Christmas tenderloin.
Maggie, home from University of San Francisco for
the holidays, enjoys a little Christmas hug from her mama.
Joe with Peter MacDonald. We saw Jenn and
Peter, Duncan and Aidan in Maine the summer of 2005.
Back in Annapolis, December 28 - 31, 2006
Bowling at Severna Park Lanes with the Dunoyers.
We each got to enjoy a few cuddles with baby
Francesca. She'll be a whole lot different when we next
see her in Croatia in August 2007.