Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Weekend in Pictures

We had a wonderful time at my mom and dad's this weekend, where we celebrated Christmas. Here is a candid look at all the things we did and the fun we had.

I've posted before about the fact that one of our family traditions is hanging ornaments on the tree with our names on them, and we also include those that have passed as well. It's always something that touches my heart each year, and it's a tradition I will always treasure. Here is my mom hanging hers.

One of the many highlights was when Santa came to pay a special visit before heading back to the North Pole. The kids were blessed with big Santa bags full of the things they love. It was so fun to watch their faces when he arrived!

Even Nanna got in on the action....

Caden was a little leery of sitting on Santa's lap, as he is somewhat new to the whole thing, but he did enjoy receiving a new toothbrush.

My sister's husband is a photographer, and when at one of the Nebraska games, he took some wonderful photos that they printed and framed for their home's Husker room. There were many tears as we looked at the photos (this one is a shot of the stadium), and the set included a picture of my grandfather's name on the wall of the atheletic center, where he was a contributor. I loved seeing my mom and Dean's faces as they looked at all the beautiful photos.

We celebrated Cody's birthday with some cupcakes...this little boy resembles Santa, don't you think?
Nobody was forgotten this year....there were even presents for the dog. Nanna got Ozzie some rawhides which he quickly sniffed out and started to dig into!
The final highlight was some sledding at their house...Cody and Jerry went down this way:

This was so cute: Mackenzie (my niece) and Papa Dean sledding together...her face held nothing but pure joy as the two of them made their way down the hill.

And look at this....totally worth the price of admission. She is such a CUTIE!

Nanna and Papa, Auntie Kari, Uncle Gregg and the girls: We love you. We had such a great time. Thanks so much for everything! Darci and family...we missed you. Alaina, we are praying for a quick recovery and look forward to a time when we will all be together.
Happy New Year, one and all. Many blessings for a wonderful 2008!


Kari Lynn said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us. I love to see pics of your family. I miss you all so much! I love that you have traditions and I'm sure the Husker photos were a huge hit. My love to you all!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

What great pics of your weekend! I hope you have a Happy New Year!


Glass Half Full said...

Oh my goodness -- what a joyful time!! And your mom with "Santa". She's so much fun!!!



Meggarc, jeeggineggifegger and Chreggisteggoneggiphegger said...

Lokks like a great time. We hope you guys had a great Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. We miss you all terribly. I have updated my blog, so you can check it out.