I thought it would be fun to post this year’s photo of my boys hanging their Christmas stockings along with the first photo I posted of them doing the same thing back in 2009. They’ve grown so much. Back then, I considered them little boys. Now, at ages 13 and 10, they’re my young men. They are the best gifts I’ve ever been given, and at Christmas, I am incredibly thankful for them.

From me, my husband Brian, and our boys, we wish you a wonderful holiday with lots of love, laughter, joy and lots of yummy food.

Hanging their stockings in 2009 - their heads didn't even reach the mantle!

Merry Christmas!

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.