Monday, January 5, 2009


Yes, I am just now getting pictures up from Christmas!! =) We had a great holiday season...I hope you did also!

Baking fudge

Displaying some of our goodies for Christmas with my dad's family - we had everyone over to our house this year

Little cousin Sophie

Mom and Deanna with Rachel (our cousin)

Grandpa and Grandma

Brian and Lindsey - their first Christmas as a married couple! =)

Heidi and Chris


Nikole and Nikki

Opening presents

There's a neat little story behind this. It is a "jewelry tree" that belonged to my grandma. It was ruined in the flood, so she had to throw it out....she was devastated. That night, my uncle went back over to their house and grabbed it out of the dump pile without them knowing. My aunt cleaned it all up and gave it to my grandma for Christmas! Needless to say, she was very surprised and soooo happy!

Playing Pictionary

Christmas morning!

Sporting our new scarves from our aunt and uncle in Arizona

Modeling my new pajamas, earmuffs, scarf, and mittens

Getting ready to go sledding on Christmas day

Dad had a somewhat difficult time getting on the sled! =)

It was positively freezing and snowing really hard - I was ready to go home!

That night, we decided to go out to eat, so we got all ready, jumped in the car, drove around for an hour and guess what?? There was NOTHING open (well, except for Chinese and a Hardees)! So, we came back and ate leftover soup and pulled pork sandwiches. =D

All of us in our new pajamas

Dad had a picture of our family made into a puzzle - it was really neat!

I'm looking forward to getting more into the swing of posting now that the holidays are over and life is getting more be ready for more posts soon!


Abigail said...

That is an amazing puzzle! And I like your new pj's. :D

Nikki said...

I'll be waiting!
I'll have my pictures up soon!!

Lacey said...

You and your cousin Nicole look alike! How fun for all of your family to play Pictionary! That's a cute pic of you and Deanna!

Rachael said...

Looks like you had such alot of FUN!!! The photos were excellent. It would be such fun sledding on Christmas Day; unfortunatly we could never do it here :(
We had a brilliant Christmas also, sadly I didn't have time to spend too much time on the post I did of our day, so it wasn't as good as I would have hoped :(
Anyway, just wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed looking through what you all did!!!

Rebekah said...

Love the pictures! Sounds like y'all had a fun Christmas! Gotta ask....where did Deanna get her sweater that she was wearing in the picture of you two before you were going to go out to dinner? I LOVE it!

KinaBolina said...

It looks like you guys had more than your fair share of fun. Sophie is so precious! Her little mouth looks like a strawberry. :)

That puzzle is a great idea! Do you know where it was purchased? I would love to get one for my mom.

Rebecca said...

I was wondering where you get the circular pretzels? We used to make those little treats every now and then but we can't find the round pretzels around Leavenworth. Maybe there is a store we missed?!
What a neat idea for a puzzle! I, also, would like to know where your dad got it.

My Bright Corner said...

You look so cute in your Christmas photos (and older, too, I might add!). :)

Under Southern Skies said...

I positively miss sledding! I would love to do it again sometime... I looks like you all had loads of fun!

~Tori~ said...

Rebekah ~ Deanna got her sweater from Kohls....we love their clothes! =)

Rebecca ~ We got the circular pretzels from Walmart. =D

My dad got the puzzle from an area business, but you can get them done at Walmart (what did people do before that fabulous store...)!