i can't tell you how many times we tried to take a family pic. way to many. pete, jack, and i spent the evening downtown for the christmas tree lighting. it's quite the tradition, year #2 for jack (plus one in my belly), and countless for pete and i. we pile in the car, park behind hamilton house, say hello to gran, and join the crowd for live music, dancers, bands, and eventually santa! he lights the tree after a group countdown. jack was more interested in the bands than the tree or santa this year, but it's all about santa at home!