Thursday, January 7, 2010


So for Christmas and for Zuri's birth, my whole family came out here. Not just my Mom and Dad and the kids still at home, but my older brothers and their wives, and my grandpa, Papo. It was soooo much fun! I miss them all. It was such a fun reunion. I loved it. Carmel, my little sister, stayed with us while the rest of my family stayed at a cabin nearby. Okay, sorry, these are all kind of jumbled, but that was how are Christmas was, so I guess it works. It was such a fun day, totally crazy, but a ton of fun! Kimmy and little Caleb totally bonded and she got him to sleep like no one else. He got her to sleep too. :)

My Dad and Josh bonded over the Cootie game. Josh calls him Pop now. To which my Dad replies "Pop goes my heart." If anyone has seen Music and Lyrics, this is funny. Well, it is funny if anyone knows my dad. :)

Carmel was Josh's favorite, this is her carrying him around. We miss her.

Papo, Courtney and Mom in the kitchen cooking such scrumptious things...

KJ had a Hitler mustache in honor of the Risk game they were all playing. Pretty hilarious.

Risk. All the brothers having a grand time. Chris would have been here, but he was in the hospital being a good husband and dad. By the way, Tyson knew I was taking the picture and so he was making a funny face. He is so funny.

My love and I on Christmas day.

Papo and Kimmy made Papo's award winning divinity. Jeepers it was yummy.

Little Caleb on Christmas morning.

Our little home after the wirlwind of Christmas morning and opening presents. It was so much fun, I love having kids! It was so much fun having Carmel there with us too. Oh and Tyson got me a CD player or "boombox" as the cover says. It is awesome and we jammed to Taylor Swift for the next week.

Our Christmas card wall.

The tree, note that all the ornaments are only on the top half so Josh can't reach. They got higher and higher the whole month. :)

Josh was fabulous at ripping open his presents. His birthday gave him good practice I guess.

And this is just random but after it snowed there was a red cardinal up in the tree and it looked so pretty against all the snow. Sorry you can't see it very well, but I thought it was pretty.

Merry Christmas!

A video for your enjoyment. :)


  1. Merry Christmas. It looks like it was a lot of fun. Caleb is so cute.

  2. You got some good moments with the family! I really should be more pro active with taking pictures:) But I'm glad you are! I feel like I haven't seen you in forever! it's lame.

  3. Oh my goodness! I about died when I read that Josh calls your dad Pop... I can see your dad totally singing and dancing to that song!! Haha I miss you guys! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!