As best as I can tell, the year was 2004 when the tradition began. It was Christmas Eve day when the “boys only” (one dad and four sons) in our family went shopping downtown. It wasn’t necessarily the intent at the time but that day launched a new tradition. Since then one new “boy” has been added—our son-in-law. I look forward to it almost as much as they do—to hear the stories of how things went and to see the pictures.
Pictures were not always taken but here are a few that give the flavor of this wonderful tradition.