Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Week 1
We have been able to spend Christmas with my family in Fresno, CA. Here are some pictures of our festivities:

Us at our annual Christmas Eve Eve party with the Ashby family (my mom's family) at my aunt and uncle's dance studio.
(Do you like how my brother Scotty snuck in?)

It's a tradition to light candles and sing carols around a Christmas tree. It's usually a live tree but since we were inside we made due with this awesome fake tree!

We have a cousin gift exchange. Anyone who wants to participate brings a gift and then we bowl for one!
Santa came to visit, (my dad) and this is how Lily reacted!

My grandparents gave all the great-grand kids new jammies.

Lily playing at Grandma Dawna's (my dad's mom) She would make Grandpa Dave proud!

It's our family tradition to "Light the Sacks" on Christmas Eve with the McLelland family. There were several of us there and it was so much fun to see everyone!

Lily Christmas morning

(Caroline, Cousin Kate's daughter)
The day after Christmas, my Aunt and her kids and grand kids came to my parents' house to let the guys shoot guns and the little cousins play.

(James, Cousin Kate's son.)
He kept giving me that look all day. He obviously didn't want his picture taken!

(Lauren, Cousin Kate's daughter)
She was so cute sitting on the fence posts, drawing.

I got in on the shooting action!

My cousin Brad, visiting from Romania, helping his niece, Lauren, shoot. She did pretty good!

Cousin Brad releasing the skeets, while Cousin Joel and Scotty shoot!

My dad and Cousin Brad


Megan said...

I'm so glad we got to see you guys at Grandma McLelland's! Looks like the rest of the holidays were great for you as well :)

Jessica Harris said...

I have a picture of me at Lily's age sitting on Santa's lap with the same reaction. Priceless. I hope that you had a great Christmas!

Hamblin Family said...

Looks like a fun Christmas. I recognize that Fresno look which is like that Lindsay look of my parents house.

Katie said...

Those pictures are great! Could you email me the shooting pictures? That one of James is a classic. I love the ones of Brad, too. You should pass those on to my mom. She misses Brad already. Thanks for manning the camera.

Trueman twins said...

What a fun time you all had. Lily is getting so big! She is so adorable. Happy New year!

Swimmingmom said...

Wow, you guys have some awesome Christmas traditions! I love the pic. of Lily in the green and brown outfit. So cute.