PUBLISHED: 2:51 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Photos: Governor holds open house for the holidays

Photo by Sven Pearson
Annika Pearson, 7, and Catriona Pearson, 5, welcome Gov. Sarah Palin at the holiday open house Dec. 11, at the governor's mansion. The girls were excited to meet the new governor, who made an impression on the girls, especially since she is Alaska's first woman to hold that office. "She was so nice and friendly," said Annika Pearson.

Photo by Amanda Gragert
Conrad Kapsner, 8, carefully selects goodies from a mound of treats.