Our families love to spend time together but the older our children become, the harder that is to make happen..here are a few events from this past Christmas. Top pic is Joel's family, then Dad's 80th birthday dinner with his brother's, and Christmas Dinner at Joel's Mom and Dads.
The bottom photos are from my families' time at the mountains for Christmas. The left pic is some of the 12 oldest grands of my parents 54 grandchildren...they also have 4 greats now. On the right is the pyramid that just about maimed my brother LOL. We always seem to do something crazy.
In January, Tyler and Steph did a Gender Reveal Party! It's a boy!
A 5th Birthday Party for Kale...yes, I made the dinosaur cake! pretty proud of that...
Baby shower for Steph. Her Mom and I organized this. It was a work of heart. We had so much fun! Tash did this elephant cake...adorable!
We got together with Joel's family to cut up a steer...it's a family tradition after all, and Dad had to get in there for a little bit and show everyone how it's done.
I held my 28th semi-annual Scrapbooking/Getaway retreat. We meet at Camp Eder in Fairfield in the Spring and the Fall. The scrap fairies provided bubbles for everyone. Guess they thought we needed to get rid of some hot air! It was alot of fun; I love how everyone comes together from all walks of life and makes friends that look forward to seeing each other and catching up.
Our Joyful Heart Stampers group attended OnStage Local, in Richmond, VA
How fun to stamp together, get the new catalog and meet up with friends! Very grateful for this group of ladies and their friends.
The singing was rapturous and the skit was amazing. Malachi was Officer C.O.P. with his rival, Mr. Sherlock Hemlock. Malachi had to charge Judy and the Phalanges with an # ID10TS and haul them off to jail.
And I saved the very best til last...The arrival of little Rhett, just last week. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.
and is a very happy little man. He's finally sleeping better at night for mommy who is an amazing mom. Kale's a great big brother and always happy to spend time teaching his little brother! Not to forget Dad...Rhett is pretty attached to his Daddy.