Sunday, January 04, 2009

Christmas 2008









We had Christmas this year in UT at my mother's house, although she was not there as she was on her way to the airport for her honeymoon. However Aunt Michelle did spend the night to join us for the Christmas morning frenzy! Santa did well this year in listening to the kids wishes. He brought Charley a new backpack and new art supplies, Joseph a guitar, Sam two remote control cars (one for him and one for a friend or brother to race against), and Ben more letters to make words. The best part is watching the kids and enjoying their excitement as well as just being together as a family. We loved being near my family again after being apart for a while. I even met a new nephew, we bonded immediately and became good buds (Little John, your awesome!). It was a wonderful holiday, even with all the work it took to get everything there. (We actually maxed out our checked bags on the flight at 12, not to mention the carry on bags we took, crazy!) Hopefully these pictures capture some of the joy we shared in.

7 comments:

Cami said...

It looks and sounds like such a good time. Being with family rocks.

aj said...

I miss those kids...
Will you be in Turlock over the 4th?
If all goes as planned, the three of us will be there (three. weird).

Natalie said...

Denise......so good to meet you too....and now I am reading your blog as well!
Natalie

Kirbell said...

Man, this is second time we have missed you in Utah!! Dang. Sorry we missed you...again!

Sants said...

We got a guitar at our house too. The gift that keeps on giving ... I love your pictures. I remember when Charlie was born. It doesn't seem possible ... how big she is.

Love, Tif

Bickmore's said...

Looks like fun!! They are all way to cute!! Great looking family! We miss hanging out with you guys! Just other day Duane mentioned Frisbee!

Becky said...

Cute kids and fun Christmas times! I'm glad you update regularly. I'm trying too.
Have a great new year!