While I might have been away from my family for the holidays, I certainly feel a part of two more since embarking on life together with Gail. Her family is somewhat virtual, scype is frequently employed. Here we're visiting with Martha and Marianna in St. Paul, MN. And that's the whole Arend clan (with in laws Geoff and Vivian) posing for the Christmas picture. There was NO WAY GAIL AND JOE WERE GOING TO BE IN THAT.