08 January 2012

Christmas & New Year Randomness 2011/2012

Christmas and New Years is always such a happy time. Busy for sure, with birthdays, 7 to be exact, shopping, baking, wrapping up school for a time and just all around good times! Here are just a few of the random times we enjoyed together this holiday season.

Our two married children couldn't come for Christmas but the other 12 of us sure had a happy time together!

Our numbers are only growing. What a blessing it was to have our future son-in-law Luke join us for the holidays! I hope he's excited about all the sisters he is going to inherit soon!

There's just something about birthdays around here. For some reason the birthday child always falls asleep right before or shortly after celebrating!

A very surprised and happy Mary opening her most asked for birthday present!

Sweet little girls!

Mary and Aaron hanging out together!

Singing Christmas songs while Robyn plays the piano

These fun Christmas presents were a hit when it came to fighting off the indoor winter blues!!
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Kimmy and Mary enjoying a holiday nap together

Listening to daddy read the story of the birth of Christ in Luke

Happy sisters! And this despite the fact that all 8 sisters shared the same bedroom for time that Luke was here! The older girls gave up their room for Luke and he was too funny when he offered to set up a tent in the backyard so the girls could have their room back! What a guy!

Is this party for girls only?

Celebrating Robyn's birthday

Robyn and Mary's favorite game. Pretty, Pretty Princess


Cinnamon said...

What a busy and wonderful time. It looks like one great big happy family!!

That's right Luke will be getting a lot of new sisters. Hope that he doesn't mind having his nails painted :-) hee hee

Loved all your pictures and celebrations. Thank you for sharing.


dggp said...

So very fun. I enjoyed all the photos. I haven't been over here in a while and I am enjoying reading your recent posts.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous pics once again of your very gorgeous kids. I love the big brother snuggle one! My teenage boys loved to snuggle with the little niece and nephews like that.
Best wishes to you and all the family for a splendid year in 2012.

Jedidja said...

Wonderful photographs!

Jennifer said...

I love the surprised birthday look. So precious.

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures! Looks like y'all had such a great holiday!!!!