My brothers and I were unfortunate that we lost both our parents at a fairly young age. And as our own families grew, we found it rather hard to accommodate all the nieces and nephews and grandbabies in our rather small homes. We opted instead to have a siblings only Christmas celebration where we go to dinner and then to a special outing. This photograph was taken the year we went on a carriage ride to see the Winter Wonderland Christmas lights in Tillis Park, a St. Louis County park. I look forward each year to our outings and although we get together several other times throughout the year, the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same without it.