I just wish it wasn't so cold.
My kids don't seem to mind it. A couple weeks ago they split into teams and made snow forts. Afterward, they had a snowball fight. Now, why can't I just do something like that? Find the good in it. Well, it's cold.
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Nathan and his scout buddies.
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Here are a few more pictures of Chrismas I want to share. We have several Christmas traditions. When the kids wake up (early, of course) they meet on our bed to go through their sockings. They have special stocking that their Mom Mom Herr made for them.
I made a "man quilt" for Carp this year. While his mom was visiting for Carson's Eagle Court of Honor she and I went to a quilt shop in search of a quilt idea for her to make for John. The quilt store had just pulled this out of the dryer and was getting ready to display it. Mom surprised me by purchasing two of the kits when she was checking out - one for her to make for John and one for me to make for Carp. So - this was a gift from Carp's mom and me.
We enjoyed a Christmas breakfast (another tradition) followed by the traditional Christmas dinner. Grandma and Grandpa Sampson and Grandma Robertson were able to share our dinner this year along with Lanette. I just love having company to eat with. Company equals laughter - I always welcome that!
We were tight on money this year and the kids never complained. They got the one gift from santa (BIG gift) and some clothes and smaller things from us. They received lots from Grandparents and friends - they had plenty!Carson and Nathan went out after dinner to shoot some of the targets they got. It was a wonderful, white Christmas that will always be rememebered fondly. I am grateful for the blessing of family and friends.
One of the best things about Christmas get togethers is that all the cousins get to see each other. Everyone gets along and enjoys each others company. The ages of my siblings are pretty close. The oldest is 3 years older than me and the youngest is 2 years younger. As a result, we have a lot of kids that are the same age.
It's not just that the kids get to see each other - I get to see the kids and how much they have grown too! They are all so good looking!
My beautiful neice Rachel and her good lookin' beau Brenden.
At Thanksgiving we all got to meet Brenden - soon to be part of our family. He and Rachel announced their engagement. A May wedding - YEAH!!!!!!!!
We all ate until we were full and then hung around chatting and laughing. I really am so blessed to have such a wonderful family. Sure, we have our differences and occasional drama. However, I wouldn't change what I have for anything else. I love them all.
My sisters Jenny and Katie, me, and my Mom Dottie.
With prompting from my Dad (the weather started acting up outside) we quickly exchanged our gifts and had a last few laughs before we vacated Sean's home to prepare for the following big day. Blessing - my family.
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I know - I haven't posted anything for over 5 months. Slacker - yes, I admit it. However, I am going to get caught up.
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