Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Holidays 2011

Wow.... it has been awhile hasn't it??? I thought that I would share a few pictures this time around... pictures of the fam and our time together over the holidays.

Since we had not celebrated a holiday together in ten years, we decided to snap a shot of the nine of us together for our memory books.

My mother-in-law joined us for Thanksgiving this year and below is a shot of her with Paula-girl.... the following shot is Elizabeth and I in the kitchen.... eating. (Is there anything else one does at this time of the year?)

Casey and Rebekah do like their wine.. I just have never seen such a huge bottle!! And then there's Cash boy.. too cute!

CHRISTMAS... my favorite holiday. Here is our tree.. we actually got it up this year!!

We have added an additional tradition to our holiday celebrations by going back to Kansas and having a 'December 24th" day with them... we had the best time!!

The kids love it when we take them ice skating and since Randy and Elizabeth are usually helping out one of them, Jim quickly snapped a shot of just the two of them.

Of course we had to take a trip to the candy store...

And a place we all love is, Big Mama's. Great cinnamon rolls... not nearly as good as yours Nicole... but good none the less.

We ate at an incredible Irish Pub in the coolest little town...

And finally finished our day at The Cheese Cake Factory. I get the biggest kick out of all that the kids order. Last year Ryder shared with a homeless man who was outside in the cold. Ryder has got to have the most tender of hearts. (I miss all of those kids already.)

Back to San Diego....

Celebrating the 24th here in San Diego started by having breakfast at Cafe Coyote in Old Town. Yummy!!

Next, we took the train to Solana Beach. If you've never done this, you are missing out BIG time!

The kids LOVED the train.

Again... the candy store. This is a must at both celebrations... Jim and I pay dearly for this... or I guess I should say our waistlines do.

After we gorged ourselves on candy, off we went to Viejas Bowl. Mom and dad watched all of us make complete and utter fools out of ourselves by pretending to be the professional bowlers... that we definitely aren't. (I hope no one was watching!)


John and Michael... thinking that they were so hot..... tee hee.

Michael throwing the ball... to who knows where...

Someone needed to inform Nicole that you actually have to let go of the ball.....

Lindsey, showing them how to throw.... her problem?... she just couldn't seem to knock down those pins.... sorry Lindsey. ;-)

I'll end this little photo session with Cash resting safely in his grandpa's arms.

Thanks for stopping by.... I hope you enjoyed my little memory album.


Anonymous said...

Great pictures!! It's too bad some families don't enjoy holidays with familys as much as we do. Next year might even be better if that is possible. Mimi

Lizzie M. said...

Love it, love all the pics!!! We had sooooo much fun with you guys visiting, definitely a tradition to keep :-)!