This is my grand nephew, West!
Oh my, I must say, it was so much fun having him with us! He is 8 months old and as cute as can be! We just couldn't get enough of him!
He was the hit of the party!
It was so wonderful getting together with my brother and his family! Many of the older kids don't live in town so extended family get togethers don't happen very often.
We did all appetizers, so the children grazed all they wanted too!
Each of the children are sitting under their stocking!
Billy and Kelly- such a cute couple!
My brother and sister in law with their children and grandson!
Now... it's... our... turn...
It is quite a process getting everyone in their place!
they are ALL goofballs!
they don't seem to listen to their Momma when it comes time to pictures!
And... as you can see Hubby is all worked up about where everyone will be standing...
Nope! He doesn't have a care in the world!
FYI- this guy has low blood pressure!
Lining people up for pics is definitely MY job!
And then we went to the other fire place and tried again ;-)
BUT, obviously some of us are very immature...
Finally... a good one!
Hubby's sister, Kathy joined us bearing gifts and lots and lots of cookies!
Who knew bubble wrap would be one so fun!
Pop, Pop, Pop
We miss Matt and Caitlin and Katie and Andrew.
As the big kids grow up and get married it will be very hard for all of us to get together- I'm leaving it in God's hands!
We also miss Auntie Barbie, who is vacationing in Hawaii- lucky her!
We are going to be eating Christmas cookies for a long time! Thank you Kathy!
This party is done and now we move on to a peaceful time celebrating with just us.
just us is still 14 people!
Thank you God for sending us your son our Savior Jesus Christ!