Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas family fun - part four

More Christmas coming your way...

A couple of days after Christmas we headed over to Ryan's parents' home in Gresham. We had previously scheduled our Christmas get together for the 27th, and thankfully the snow on the roads had melted away in time for us to make it there safely. We were also able to celebrate it with Ryan's brother and family, so that was an added bonus! As always, the cousins had a great time together and the meal was delicious.

Of course Mikayla was super excited to find out that she got to open more presents. I think her favorite part was opening the present. Although she was excited to find out what was inside, she enjoyed helping open it a little more. On the other hand, it seemed like we had to hold Austin down to get him to partake in the frenzy. He was much more happy roaming Boppa Charlie & Bobba Ruth's house.

If this doesn't say "cheesey", what does? I love this little girl!

My sweet little elves...

The Boos Cousins
Riley (3 1/2), Parker (17 mo.), Austin (15 mo.), Mikayla (2 1/2)
Parker, Eric, Riley, & Kristen Boos
Our Family
Boppa Charlie & Bobba Ruth
and the grandkids

The next day, we also got together with my mom's side of the family (her brothers and families, and my grandparents). We do an annual Christmas exchange where each of us bring a $10 gift that starts with a particular letter (we just finished spelling C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s, so this year's gift had to start with an S). It was a full house...our family just keeps growing!! My cousin is expecting the next little one in just a couple of weeks. We had lots of fun, but I failed to take some good pictures. Just picture chaos, fun chaos, but still chaos.

And, to end my rambling of Christmas, I thought I would share a few more pictures of the two kiddos in their "Christmas best". Unfortunately, we didn't quite make it to the Christmas services, so last Sunday, I dressed them in what would have been their Christmas outfits.

Thanks for letting me share my holidays with you. Some great memories were made and moments captured. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that the year 2009 brings you lots of love, laughter, and happiness!


Lyndsie Miles said...

How fun! The tradition with bringing a presend under $10 that begin with a letter in Christmas sounds like a lot of fun!

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