Friday, December 26, 2008

Chirstmas Eve with the fam

As always... after a holiday.. I have to share photos of the family gathering. Christmas Ev was lots of fun with the big fam. I realized when I tried to gather the kids for this photo..that they are all really growing up! Wow , they really are. ( Missing three of the little ones in this photo.. Kirstyn, Jayvier and AidenThe cousins always have a great time together.

We have been renting the same place for a number of years now, and it works out really well. It was hard to get used to not having holidays at one of our houses, in the beginning..but the size of the family just keeps growing , and we all still keep wanting to get together, so this is the solution. As long as we are together .... "Where" we are , doesn't really matter.

Griffin was excited to show off his new "head lamp" when he got there. lol
(oh.. and the big green hulk hands his has on..that you cant really see here)
He was pretty excited to show off the newest addition to their family also...
yep. ... a puppy!Meet... Baron
(is he cute , or what)
Addison was pretty intrigued with the new puppy also

You can't go wrong with little ones and puppies can you? lol

Great Grandma Dunn and Addison

It was so cute.. Addison went right to the tree reached down picked up a package and headed off with it. Funny thing is , when she was intercepted... the package WAS for her! lol
What are the chances of that happening? Trust me , with all the people there.. there was alot of gifts under that tree. lol
She finally got to open it. lol

Griffin had his turn also. It's so fun for watching the little ones so excited.

Wes got a new guitar ( must have been his gift to himself?) lol ... Anyway, he had brought to along to show Brent and Nathaniel ( as they are guitar lovers too).
So , it seems... so is Griff. lol
I think there is another budding musician in the family. lolHe was loving it!
Nathaniel is well on his way. He and His dad have their own guitars, so he's a pro at this.

Here is a family pic of Griff's family. ( Aiden was with his mom on Christmas Eve this year)
In a little over a month , there will be another member of this family... a little brother or sister!
I'll share a few more photos of Christmas day tomorrow.
I hope all of you can a wonderful Christmas with your families!


Pearl Maple said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, hope the holiday season brings you all kinds of great things.

Elly said...

You've such a loving and sweet family! Your pics show us what a beautiful Christmas Eve you had! Here in the Netherlands we celebrate 2 Christmas days. Our days were lovely too, with lots of games we played and great food we ate and our whole family around us.
I already want to wish you a very happy new year, filled with love, health and creativity!
Hugs, Elly

Anonymous said...

OMG the puppy looks like he is smiling into the camera...LOL
Wonderful photos and it looks like you all had a blast.

I am wishing you all the best for the season and for a wonderful new year

Precious Treasures said...

Merry Christmas to you!

TattingChic said...

Oh, the puppy, that Griffin, and Addison are all so cute! It looks like your family really enjoys each other's company! Looks like a very Merry Christmas was had by all! :)

Marcie S. said...

It's fantastic that your huge family all gathers together for Christmas! That is definately MY favourite part of the holiday season!! What a cute puppy!

Sharon in NE said... sweet!

stampqueen said...

What an awsome bunch of pics!!! That Griff has such an adorable smile - OMG wait till he starts to notice the girls....
pop over and see my Christmas pics if you have time :)
Have a good weekend!!!

Country Liv . . . said...

Oh my! I had no idea that I was so far behind in your posts! Love, love, love the simple but elegant Christmas decorations you used this year. The 'pups' look adorable in their Christmas finery too! The photos you took on the day you and Dan went to turn the heat up in the cabin made me get chilled to the bone. Seriously, I had to turn on my little area heater, LOL! And Christmas Eve. The Griffster gets cuter each time I see him, what a little love he is. How happy he must be with the new puppy! Speaking of cute, that Nathanial is gorgeous! Look out girls. I'm so glad that you and Dan got to be with your family for some Christmas Love. I hope the migraines went away too. You don't deserve to keep suffering with those darn things. Please give Sweet Momma a big hug from me and wish all a very Merry Christmas and a rollicking Happy New Year!
Big Hugs and Kisses,

Shawn said...

Love your photos that puppy is adorable! Hope you had a very merry christmas!

Ali said...

Awesome pics and tale of the day, Vicki with family and Christmas day with loved ones... LOVED it!