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Hi.

My name is Ryan. I'm a thirty-something father of two located in Sacramento, CA. I'm a former pastor and recovering evangelical. I blog at the intersections of fatherhood, faith, art and science - all things I find sacred. 

Christmas At Home: Image Gallery

Christmas At Home: Image Gallery

We do the thing where we switch off between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. This rotation has worked for us and helped expectations with our families. Want to know where we'll be spending Christmas in 2023? We can tell you. Problem solved (mostly). 

Since we were with my family for Thanksgiving, we stayed in Sacramento for the Christmas holiday. It was our first time getting to host in our new home. It would also be Gemma's first Christmas. Christmas Eve was spent with Samantha's Dad an brothers, and Christmas morning was just the four of us with her mom and stepdad joining us later (it's also my father-in-law's birthday on Christmas). 

In typical Rhodes fashion, he was up well before the sun was. I'm pretty sure were were done with gifts by 7:30am. I think I fall somewhere in between letting him go wild and enjoy the moment and trying to pace him, at least a little. 

All in all it was a really relaxing day. Here are a few images from our Christmas at home. 

Hoping you all had just as great of a time as we did. Sending you love for this new year! 

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