Christmas In Peoria

Hanhan's first Christmas in America with the Hammer family.
Christmas 2007 01
Assembling the stand for our tree.
Christmas 2007 03
Untieing the tree after the ice melted.
Christmas 2007 04
The tree before it thawed.
Christmas 2007 05
Hanhan and our tree ready to decorate.
Christmas 2007 06
Hanhan putting the finishing touches on the tree.
Christmas 2007 12
Hanhan & Gary with their beautiful Christmas tree.
Christmas 2007 13
The "Christmas Corner"
Christmas 2007 14
The gifts protected by the Christmas dog!
Christmas 2007 15
Nativity scene and our stockings.
Christmas 2007 16
Linda with the cookie ingredients. Yum!
Christmas 2007 17
Sugar cookies ready for frosting.
Christmas 2007 18
Baked cookies next to cookies getting ready for the oven.
Christmas 2007 19
Sugar cookie assembly line!
Christmas 2007 20
Finished product, they were delicious!
Christmas 2007 21
Hanhan is in charge of the green cookies.
Christmas 2007 22
Putting the sprinkles on.
Christmas 2007 23
Another layer of yummy cookies ready for Christmas Eve.
Christmas 2007 24
Laying out the chocolate chip cookies.
Christmas 2007 25
Testing the chocolate chip cookies with a glass of icy cold milk!
Christmas 2007 26
Mixing another batch of chocolate chip cookies.
A box of chocolate chip ready to go.
Hanhan opening a gift from Linda.
A lovely shirt.
Hanhan pulling a nice sweater out of its box.
See, a perfect fit, thanks Linda!
Santa Ed and his newest grandson.
Hanhan with Ed's tree.
Bob, Linda, and Hanhan enjoying the snack table.
Hanhan deciding what to eat next.
The family just enjoying the day and the company.
In the kitchen eating and talking.
Hanhan's favorite place at the Christmas gathering.
Two of the girls playing.
Hanhan and Gary with their elf hats.
Tina's Christmas elf, Cassie.
Boys with swords.
Riley waiting patiently for time to open gifts.
Kids running through the house.
We can spot Santa coming miles away!
The angel on top of Ed's tree.
Gift opening time is near.
Last chance for snacks before gift time!
Jason is the official gift elf.
Mario has opened his gift from Hanhan.
Checking out what others have received.
Kids checking out their gifts and looking for more.
Hanhan trying on her earring.
Everyone is looking at Hanhan to see if she likes her present.
Scott carrying more gifts to the family.
Hanhan opening another gift.
It's a beautiful necklace to match the earrings!
Don is in good cheer!
Holly, Don, and Scott enjoying the day.
People talking about what they got from Santa.
The chili was delicious, wears well too!
Gary & Hanhan's gifts seconds before they were torn open.
Hanhan likes her stocking stuffers.
As we all know, bad girls get coal.
Smiling Hanhan with candy canes!
Hanhan tears into a big present.
It's a bag for her new laptop!
Gary, in his Christmas suit, opening a gift.
Hanhan opening her last gift.
It's a tiny mouse for her tiny hands!