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Friday, January 02, 2009

Holiday Wrap up

This holiday season was a whirlwind of FUN. Here is a quick summary. (With a few pictures thrown in. I'm afraid that whenever we get together as a family I rely on our resident photographers (my sister, Audra and sister-in-law, Jessie) to capture to moments.)

*My parents and Adam & Jessie cam to visit!

*Bowl games (some we would rather forget)

*LOTS of yummy food from Costco (which is every bit as good as homemade!!!)

*FHE together

*Homemade pizza

*Lydia's 8th birthday

*Old movie obsession ("Swing Time", "Singin' in the Rain", "White Christmas".....)

*A wonderful program at church that David worked really hard to put together.

*Sunday dinner for 50+ and a nativity reenactment with a cast of 20 (set to music!)

*David playing football (I think four different times!)

*homemade rolls, salmon, and a super-yummy salad on Christmas Eve.

*matching PJ's

*playing dodge ball, sharks & minnows, and gotcha

*hyper kids!

*lots of kisses from little Joshie.

*Lydia's birthday party at the gym

*Games: "Ticket to Ride," "Apples to Apples," "Pit," and "Match Mate"

*A trip to "check out Athens". While we were there we met Dill Pickle the Alligator and saw the cutest little owls.

*Lots of help taking care of Chloe (of course!)

* Sore throats and headaches. :(

*Lydia's baptism

*re-reading the "Children of the Promise" series

Now I'm trying to face LIFE again and I have to admit it is not nearly as much fun. I'm suffering from the post-holiday blues (even though our holidays aren't technically over.) But unfortunately nothing quite measures up to Christmas.


Michelle Pyne said...

Great wrap up! You included many things I forgot, especially Lydia's baptism. I think you've hit on a great way to quickly record events - the few-word summary.

Hope the sore throats and headaches will soon be over. Now, to plan and look forward to our next visit.

Abbi said...

I LOVE that picture of Chloe! It's so sweet! And I know it's kind of a long way away, but here's what I'm looking forward to: our visit to Georgia in April! We should start planning for it now.

Sally said...

Aren't holidays with family the BEST?

I can't believe how big Chloe is getting! She's so dang cute!

Shana said...

WOW! You guys have sure been busy and had a LOT of fun! :) Way to go Lydia!:) That is so neat!! Chloe is adorable!! How nice I bet it was to have all of your family together (minus Abbi and Chad). :( But they will soon be there... for good! Thanks for all the pictures and update.

Audra said...

It was a great holiday.

Thanks for the shout out to Costco food!:)

Elaine said...

Great Summary!!! Thanks for sharing. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Andrea said...

I think that sums up your holiday nicely. I am impressed with how you get your girls to match so often. Especially with the age ranges. They always look so cute. btw- You are looking great. You would never know you had 5 babies.