Ready for his close up is my grandnephew, Knox Freeman,
one third of a trio known as Lulu and the X-Men. Along
with his brother and sister, Lennex and Tahlulla, Knox entered
the lives of his parents this past summer, finally bringing them, in one fell swoop, the blessing of the family they had wanted for some while.
All three babies are shown above: Tahlulla looks out at the camera
from her mom Laura's lap, Lennex rests in the familiar comfort
of his Grandma Fran's arms, while the ever-hungry Knox
is fed by his dad, Joseph.
Every Thanksgiving, a large sack of Christmas-themed millinery
appears, from which we each choose a piece of headwear -
everything from elfin caps and fuzzy pimps' hats, to redneck ball caps
and reindeer antlers. This year I chose an elegantly sequined
Santa number (I find myself wishing for a Kate Middleton "fascinator," which means I'll probably have to make them myself). We all grouped in front of the fireplace for our picture, set up by Joseph in his jester cap.
The holiday season, it's hee-re! Catch it!