All is right with the world. The gang now has towels for their morning showers, it's possible to walk through the living room, there's food laid out for everyone to nibble on... And I am here to blog. So, look out! Here come the pictures, and a little catching up.
Our Christmas So Far
First of all, the people. Yes, indeed. We've had people.
The Usual Gang (plus me and Dan) have been present and accounted for:
|(I just love this one!)|
|And this one!|
(See our little almost-walking dude?)
And Kevvy played taxi cab all the way to Omaha last week from Denver and up over the mountains to us on the western slope. With him were Jon, Michelle, and Jon's buddy and fellow-seminarian, Nathan. They all got here last Tuesday...
"Aw, Mom. quit taking pictures, will ya?"
|And, allow me to introduce Nathan -- a new favorite around here.|
|And Shelly of course. Everyone knows Shelly.|
But most everyone here (especially her big brothers) calls her "Chicky."
(Long story why that is....)
My sista, the kids beloved aunt, and my bestest friend drove in last Tuesday -- and had to leave this morning....
|No family gathering would be complete without Aunt Nina.|
There she is on the other side of Kevvy there, helping
out with the waffle making marathon Christmas morning.
Here's Dan's Mom, Gavin's great grandma
and special friend. She and Dan's dad live a short
drive from Paul and Nicole and get to babysit Gavin
all the time. (We're all totally jealous.) They got in
on Christmas Eve.
|Here's Dan's Dad, designated toy-assembler, working on a marshmallow gun on Christmas morning.|
|Happy Birthday, Jesus!|
Thank You for coming into our world and into our hearts.
We love you.