Gathering all family members in one place has gotten to be quite an undertaking.  This year Arnie and Rebecca opened up their home to the entire Perlow and Stehlick Clan, including in-laws and outlaws.  Folks came in from all parts of the Metro Area bringing all kinds of goodies and presents for the little tykes.  All the traditional baked goods were on hand including caramel rolls and sugar cookies (Grandma Stehlick's recipe) that was mailed by Colleen all the way from North Carolina.  It turned out to be a formidable gathering with lots of great food, fellowship, gifts for the kids and the by now traditional Christmas ornament exchange.  The outside temperature was in the single digits, but it was warm on the inside, and as you can tell by the pictures below, a good time was had by all.  If you are interested in obtaining the original high resolution images, please let me know, and I will get them to you.
Aside from the gathering on the 21st, I have also posted pictures of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day activities here in Saint Louis and Columbia. This is probably some sort of record of "most Christmas pictures ever posted".  Enjoy!

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The big Family Gathering at the Arnies Home - December 21
Christmas Eve Gift Exchange at Arnies  -  December 24
And...  Christmas in Columbia -  December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas from the Perlows