Sunday, January 10, 2010

just a few pictures from the holidays

IT was so fun to have little Abby and Maddy's smiling faces for Christmas morning.

Here are the grandkids that were able to make it for my Dad's 60th birthday party. Oh wait, I forgot, it was the 30th anniversary of his 30th birthday.

My sister Mary and her chunk of a baby Nathan. He was also born at 6 lbs, but four months later you'd never guess it.

We started a tradition that instead of the big fake stockings, we each get to pick one of our own socks. This way we become grateful for our big feet, right? Well this last Christmas Eve, we were lucky to get the decorations out, much less anything to put in the stockings. Little did we know that Santa/Jared would fill up the stockings after we went to bed at one o'clock in the morning. This was the first Christmas I was surprised to have a stocking full. Ohhwee the magic of Christmas lives on. Santa was disapointed that we didn't leave any cookies.

Stephen's parents are away in Russia, but still wanted the family to get together and paid for a oh so tasty meal at IHOP.

oh Stephen also had his birthday. Next year you can plan on giving him a cane since he is already an old 23 years old. I'm afraid we were too busy to take picures because we were eating like little piggies, thanks family!


Ruth said...

very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Tonya said...

yay merry Christmas! What a wonderful time. and thank goodness for stockingses