Christmas Morning

Dan and I sat with Shannon at 3:00am and talked about some favorite memories. She would squeeze Dan's hand to acknowledge our words. It was a moment of beauty.

Shannon is sleeping again now, saving up energy for those O'Hara cousins and aunts and uncles who will be arriving in a few hours.

There is no Christmas card or photo coming from us this year. Instead, here's one from the archives - Christmas 2004:  Shannon age 6, Erin age 3 1/2.  Merry Christmas, everyone.