Saturday, December 26, 2009
Merry Christmas 2009!!
This Christmas was a special one by far. Pretty much my whole family came together to celebrate at my aunt Debi's house. Cousins flew in from out of state, and ones I haven't seen in a while were even present. I think we had nearly 40 family members in one place at the same time. Super rare for our large family, but my grandmother is getting up there in age, and well - we want to cherish the time together while we still have it. The best part of the evening was when we all gathered in the front yard around the Christmas tree and took a family picture....we haven't done that since I was a kid! I can't wait to get my copy. When we get older we value our families even more than we did when we were young. Don't you think? Anyway- these are just a few pictures I took while visiting. All the cousins are growing up so fast! My litle cousin, Stacy (the other red head in green shirt) just got engaged on Christmas Eve so we were all celebrating that as well.....
My family is large, quirky and loud. But they are special and very loving. I brought my computer so everybody could meet Erik on Skype. It was so cute - one by one people came to sit in the chair and talk with Erik....his head was definitely spinning and there's no way he'll remember everybody's name - but they all got to meet him and that was awesome.