Amid all other influences

Amid all other influences
"reaching for the light"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recently, I've been thinking of what I want for Christmas. Not that it matters a whole bunch, I can honestly say that having our family close by of visiting is the best gift ever. So, yeah! we had them here for the reunion, that was memories for a life time.
So, here at Christmas time, I am sharing some recap of our family visiting during the reunion and some of our visits this year.

In a month, our oldest grandchild, Christian will be 12 years old. That is awesome. Hopefully we can travel to help celebrate his birthday and when he receives the priesthood. Imagine, he'll be a deacon. That is awesome. He's a great example for his siblings and cousins to follow.

Our daughters posed for this photo during the reunion. Jo and I are so proud of them and their families. They are awesome daughters, spouses, moms, and sisters.

Part of the fun of taking pictures is making faces. This is a good example of that, making faces.
Perhaps it was the trip to the Bean Museum to see the wild animals collection. We got to add to the collection here.

An outdoor activity was just tempting enough for the kids to pile on dad. So, Mark got the rough end of the pile on.

Our #20 grandchild Evelyn shows her bright face here.

Visiting Dan & Nikki just after little Ruth was born was a fun time, especially with her siblings. They made up for making our time worthwhile.

Here's baby "R" giving us her undivided attention. She's a doll.

Ipo holds on to her toy as a sign that "don't mess with my stuff" kind of look. Since all the kids are gone, there's no one to play with, so this is keeping herself occupied.

This is our annual Christmas photo to you all. Thanks to Erin for making it possible. Enjoy all.
Merry Christmas everyone!


i'm erin. said...

Nice Picture of you and mom! I love it!

Leslie said...

Those are great photos! Thanks for sharing them. It's fun, especially to see the pics of the far away cousins. We sure had an awesome time at the reunion, too. Definitely the highlight of our year.