Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas 2011

I started the Christmas season wondering how I was going to fit eight people and all of our gifts in my living room on Christmas morning. My two step-sons were going to be joining my parents and my family this year. It was going to be cozy but we'd all fit.

Then I found out that my brother, Christopher would be coming with his girlfriend, Jeannie. Ten people. Cozier but fine.

Then I found out that my niece, Alexis, my nephew, Caleb and Jeannie's daughter, Brianna were coming. Thirteen people.
Thirteen people, a gazillion presents, one tree, a sofa, two chairs and  two, little dogs. Beyond cozy!

Boy, did we have fun! It was loud and a tad chaotic but there was lots of laughter and story-telling. We even had one day of snow so that my brother could take the kids sledding. It really was a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I don't think any of us will ever forget it.

Dave, Asher, Nathanael and me on Christmas Eve.

The Original Four- Dad, Mom, me and Chris on Christmas Eve.

Together again- me and Chris on Christmas Eve.
Caleb, Chris, Alexis, Brianna, Nathanael and Asher on Christmas Eve.

My poor sofa bravely holding up a whole bunch of people!

Christmas Eve. The kids are in bed, the presents are under the tree and Katie looks on!

Christmas Day! Bright and early- a bunch of us scattered about. (Do you see Katie peaking out from behind Asher? That cracks me up!!!)
 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too!



  1. Wowser! All looks fabulous - the more the merrier at Christmas. And a white Christmas too - lucky you! Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks, Emma! Happy New Year to you, too.


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