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Alissa made a little trip to Boise
to visit Mike, Kara & Jenna early in December...

Christmas candy-making: one of Alissa's legacies to the kids
Candy-making in
Boise, Idaho
10 December 2011

Smile for the camera!
Alissa baking in
the Willcox kitchen
10 December 2011

Home-made, awesome mint candies
Home-made mints
in Boise, Idaho
10 December 2011

Stir it up, little darlin'!
Kara making good
use of a Kitchenaid
10 December 2011

LED Festival of Lights, Boise
Kara & Mike get
all lit up, LED-style
10 December 2011

They made candy and other goodies,
then the kids took Alissa to the L.E.D. Festival of Lights.!

Mmmm. Ozone!
Jenna at the Festival
of Lights, Boise, Idaho
10 December 2011

Alissa said she didn't take enough warm clothes to Boise...
Kara, Alissa & Jenna
get some fresh air
10 December 2011

All of the flowers here are made of lights.
Tip-toe through the
tulips & power lines
10 December 2011

It's the big picture, I suppose...
A grand view
of the display
10 December 2011

Baby girl and her mom
Jenna & Alissa,
Festival of Lights
10 December 2011

Alissa returned to Wyoming on the 11th of December,
already missing her two younger girls

Amazingly pink
Amazingly pink!
Festival of Lights
10 December 2011

Alissa's favorite color
Alissa's fave color,
Festival of Lights
10 December 2011

So blue, they look black
When black is light,
Festival of Lights
10 December 2011

Electric impatiens?
A rhyme for 'orange?'
Festival of Lights
10 December 2011

Three ladies and a violet tree in Boise
Kara, Alissa & Jenna,
in Boise, Idaho
10 December 2011

Back to Cheyenne: besides Christmas candy-making,
it's wrestling season... and Eli is busy!

This match only lasted about half a minute...
Eli winning at the
East/Burns Dual
13 December 2011

Burns, Wyoming has a population of about 385 people.
Teammates Phil & Eli
watching the action
13 December 2011

Making Mom nervous! Photo by Alissa
Semifinals match at
the Bison Bonanza
17 December 2011

He won his first two matches. Photo by Alissa
Eli breaks away at
the Bison Bonanza
17 December 2011

He earned 2nd place for the invitational. Photo by Alissa
Championship match,
the Bison Bonanza
17 December 2011

About that candy-making:
it's nice to have young men around the house...

Either get a hammer, or a couple of scrappy boys...
Ever wonder how hard
tack gets broken up?
18 December 2011

Taylor got a sliver of cinnamon candy in his hand, but he was okay with that!
Eli & Taylor.
That's how...
18 December 2011

Tasty little minty mints...
Christmas mints,
freshly made today
18 December 2011

Alissa knows how to use the boys' muscles, eh?
Cinnamon Hard Tack,
close-up detail
18 December 2011

She'll tell you it tastes better than it looks, but it looks GREAT to me.
Baking sheet full
of "man food." YEAH!!
18 December 2011

Alissa and I worked this Christmas,
so we celebrated ours a few days early.

A night-time fog gave us this pretty rime ice on everything.
Rime ice on our
faux Christmas Eve
19 December 2011

Wonder why the candlesticks are leaning to one side...?
Metro inspecting the
Outdoors her way
19 December 2011

Stuey opening a present???
Faux Xmas Morning,
Taylor in action
20 December 2011

OMG! They killed Kenny!
Eli peeling plastic,
Faux Xmas Morning
20 December 2011

Sometimes, being a gomer just comes naturally! Photo by Eli
Idiot glee: TRON!
Faux Xmas Morning
20 December 2011

The fun thing is, the boys get "Faux Christmas,"
then a few days later, they get "Authentic Christmas!"

Subtle morning light peeking into the basement...
Eli gets schwag,
Faux Xmas Morning
20 December 2011

Hiding behind the big thing...
Taylor's big thing:
Faux Xmas Morning
20 December 2011

All the better to hear you with, my dear...
New head gear!
Faux Xmas Morning
20 December 2011

It's a drawing table...
It's not a floor wax!
Faux Xmas Morning
20 December 2011

Mike, Kara & Edgar Willcox in Boise
Merry Christmas from
the Willcox family!
24 December 2011

The Christmas - New Year's fortnight was replete with images from near & far...

They grew up in jammies  when they were hanging around the house. Little has changed!
Kara & Jenna,
jammied in Boise
24 December 2011

Home-made! Alissa gets gluey
Alissa's latest works:
a Christmas wreath
25 December 2011

Workstation Taylor
Ideas born here:
Taylor brainstorming
25 December 2011

Snowpack on the sandstone staircase
The last day of
the old year...
31 December 2011

I like the symmetry of this photo.
Safe from the cat:
For the birds...
31 December 2011

We spent New Year's Eve at home, watching endless television. Fast times!

The exciting burn barrel, with an austere humble abode beyond...
High Plains still life:
burn barrel polka...
31 December 2011

Get ready for a cheese extravaganza
Alissa working on
the elaborate menu
31 December 2011

Fond of fondue!
Eli, Alissa & Taylor
tasting the fondue
31 December 2011

Lounging just before Midnight...
Almost time for the
1st Kiss of the Year
31 December 2011

Sparkling cider for the boys, champagne for the adults...
Eli counting down
to the next orbit
31 December 2011

In the first few minutes of 2012, we toasted the New Year

Get ready, get ready...
Alissa & Ben watch
the television clock...
1 January 2012

Sa-a-a-MOOCH!
Happy New Year,
my Bestest Friend!
1 January 2012

Begone, 2011! It was good while it lasted!
Another circuit
around the Sun!
1 January 2012


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