Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010

Inbetween bouts of stomach flu, which took it's time making way through our family, we did manage to go to Hamilton for Christmas dinner at my parents.

The ice rink Uncle John built in the backyard was the main attraction! Lots of room for everyone to skate...

Tyson's a pretty serious hockey player..

so is Micah..look at him trying to trip Amanda!
Natalie was happy to let Zachary push her around for a while

More conversation (over a friendly game of Wits and Wagers. Or rather... How do You Play This Game Anyway????)

It was a segregated dinner service. This is the cool table:

and this is the Other table.

Another view of the Cool Table:

Such a blessing to have a large, close family at this time of year. Or any time of year, really.
I wish you all God's blessings in 2011!

December Continued... the Condensed Version.

They do say a picture speaks a thousand words, so I'll save you all some reading and summarize the rest of December in pictures.

Cousins Jenna and Lauren came to play in the snow before our family Christmas get-together.

Allison, Lauren, Amanda, and Natalie in the background

Natalie and Lauren

Deanna and Jenna

Aw, big brother and little sister - don't get them in the same picture too often!
The next day was our family dinner. There was lots of laughing:

...before we all sat down to dinner together.

Apparently these three didn't get enough sleep the night before. Having 10 kids in my house may have had something to do with that!

My baby girl had a birthday! She turned 6 years old, and is very proud!

It's tough having a birthday right before Christmas, but we still managed to make it special.

We love you Natalie!