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Family remembers Christmas fire

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On Christmas Eve, 2011, the Aanenson family received a phone call they would never forget.

A neighbor had called the family's cell phone letting them know their house was on fire.

By the time the fire department arrived, it was too late.  The house had gone up in flames.

"We have come a long way," Jason Aanenson, said. "To think that happened a year ago, wow."

Jason Aanenson and his wife Jennie have seven children and had their lives completely turned upside down, but now the road to recovery is reaching an end.

"Our kids have been great through this," Jennie said. "They helped us with this situation."

The family spent last Christmas in a hotel.  This year they plan to have nearly 20 family members at their house to celebrate the holidays.

"Family means everything to us," Jennie told KSFY News.  "I am ready to put this behind us and get everything back to normal."

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