Sunday, December 30, 2012

week 52 in pictures

this week is super-funky. we have christmas eve, day, etc. and then a repeat with dave’s parents, once we got to cali. lots of days with multiple events or multiple pictures of each event… ugh. such a pain to weed through! not that there’s anything wrong with having lots of pictures, it just takes some time to edit and choose and all that.

monday: christmas eve. we always take a family picture by one of the trees in the church after the christmas eve service.057

tuesday: christmas morning. just before everyone came downstairs. (the pile of presents on the mantel are what won’t fit in micah’s super-skinny stocking. this happens every year. layla only had one this year that didn’t fit. and shane’s stocking is HUGE, so it’s not usually an issue.)058

wednesday: dave, layla, and shane, all playing with micah’s pirate ship before heading out on our long drive to california. where’s micah? no idea.136

thursday: christmas morning all over again in gramma and papa’s living room!144

friday: 7 or so hours in the way back seat of the van, sandwiched between shane and layla (who bickered the WHOLE time)so we could go see the iowa dapelos, who were in SOCAL.288

also friday: having pizza for dinner after we all finally arrived. notice, the 3 girls together at one end and micah and jacob together at the other end. poor matthew was a little antisocial – given that he was asleep!IMG_20121228_202150

saturday: papa, gramma, and 2 families’ worth of grandkids at our hotel room.IMG_4845-001

and some skinnies: 1. giving ginger treats in my infamous christmas jammies (I wear these ONLY on christmas!). 2. micah enjoying one of the complimentary cookies at our hotel.461380_10151210832733977_424658421_o 289

and several big collages from christmas, etc…

christmas morning:2013-01-07

playing with new toys:2013-01-071

christmas day with grandma and grandpa:2013-01-072

christmas with gramma and papa:2013-01-0712

our visit with the iowa dapelos. brief, but fun.2013-01-081

saturday, at the mall in socal:2013-01-074

{book shots will be added later}

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