Dec 26, 2010

Christmas Day

Christmas was a day filled with lots of laughter and family.  All my family came up to spend the day with us.  The day was loud yet mellow and filled with music.  Most of the guys play the guitar so they would randomly pick up a guitar and start playing and or singing.  It was a lot of fun and I think everyone enjoyed the day.  The kids were thrilled with their Christmas presents (and I once again thank everyone who made our Christmas special!).  There was little fightin, lots of sharing, and lots of silly giggles.

It truly was a wonderful day and I am thankful we were able to spend the day with those we love.

 {Ian as a pensive Santa.  Lauren below is doing her booty shake.  Its a full body exercise instead of a specific area of movement!}

 {Caitlin surprised to see the "Design your own pupet" gift.  She has put on spontaneous puppet shows since opening it.  Ian below playing with Lainas cool wooden shape sorter.  Everyone, adults included, picked this up at least once to slip the peices in the right spot.}

{My sister and I taking a self portrait.  She actually had her camera held out too.  We snapped at the same time but got two totally different pictures!  Below: My dad in his pose.  He assumes this position at all family functions for at least a couple of minutes.  It is his signature stance.  4 cameras were going off at this point to capture the shot!}

 {My twin baby brothers. Dont they look like my dad?!  These two are 10 years younger than me and are a handful.  They are night and day different and oh so entertaining.  Below: My brother in law and his youngest little girl.  The guys were improving at this point and everyone had gathered in the front room to enjoy.}

 {Dean and his baby.  I think he really enjoyed having the extra guitars going at the same time.  Below: My brother Nick and his fiancee Seirra.  They are getting married in July and just bought a house a couple hours from us.  It was great to have them for the day!}

I hope that everyone had a great holiday!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Wow! I haven't seen your family in a LONG time. They're all so grown up! You and your sister look so much alike. Good to see you had a fun Christmas!