We always have some non-family-members join us for our festivities, and for the second year in a row Sherri’s friend Erin joined us with her kids. We made a family picture of them, too, and then the two kids wanted me to get a silly picture of them. So I did. 🙂 Instead of exchanging presents or drawing names, we collect the money we would have spent and donate it to charity, taking turns choosing the charity. This year it was Zollie and Renee’s turn, and they chose Feed Stokes, their local food bank in Stokes County, NC – a cause near and dear to their hearts. Here is Zollie telling us about it, and we collected over $500, which I thought was really good.