10. Outside of our home with the porch lights on: the lights are on, I swear!
8. An action shot of our family participating in a special tradition: the boys decorated cookies for Santa
7. Favorite family recipe(s) all baked up: all of my favorites from a very Ballard Christmas
6. A Christmas Collection: Patrick's Opus 'n Bill ornament collection
5. Kids holding all of their gifts at once: this is the first year we were in our own home on Christmas morning
4. Something special we did this season to keep the focus on giving to others: Topher bought and donated a board game to the woman's shelter and Nathan brought cleaning and bathroom supplies to class for their adopt-a-family
2. Dining table all dressed up for our Christmas meal: Morrison/Marx January Christmas at Mom's
1. That which symbolizes the real reason for Christmas: Christmas Eve service and a special story