So the Christmas holiday gatherings are finally over. My parents, along with Mark and Kirsten escaped the Ohio storms and power outages and came up to visit us in Beverly Monday night and Tuesday morning. They were here for less than 24 hours, but we still had a ***great time|http://gallery.prwdot.org/christmas_beverly_2004***. Going backwards, Christmas Day was ***spent in Townsend|http://gallery.prwdot.org/christmas_townsend_2004*** with the Lowes. And Christmas Eve was spent in Shrewsbury with the Quitadamos (photos available in the Family album). All in all we had a great Christmas with our families. We gave some great gifts, got some great gifts, had some good food, and had lots of fun. Next up, ***First Night Boston|http://www.firstnight.org/***!