Seventeen years and counting, Gail Pleasants, far left, Susan Galleo, back to camera, and Lisa Pleasants, second from right, continue their family tradition of spending a weekend baking holiday treats together in Lisa Pleasants’ Raleigh kitchen on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Various family members, such as Anna Haddad, 11, center, and her mom, Audra, far right, sometimes drop in to assist during the marathon.
Seventeen years and counting, Gail Pleasants, far left, Susan Galleo, back to camera, and Lisa Pleasants, second from right, continue their family tradition of spending a weekend baking holiday treats together in Lisa Pleasants’ Raleigh kitchen on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Various family members, such as Anna Haddad, 11, center, and her mom, Audra, far right, sometimes drop in to assist during the marathon. jleonard@newsobserver.com
Seventeen years and counting, Gail Pleasants, far left, Susan Galleo, back to camera, and Lisa Pleasants, second from right, continue their family tradition of spending a weekend baking holiday treats together in Lisa Pleasants’ Raleigh kitchen on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Various family members, such as Anna Haddad, 11, center, and her mom, Audra, far right, sometimes drop in to assist during the marathon. jleonard@newsobserver.com