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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Whew! I feel like the time between Thanksgiving and the New Year completely sped by! After my parent's visit in November, we had a whirlwind of activites, including a Christmas concert, Christmas parties, craft and cookie making, going to see a living nativity....and the list could go on!
I thought that I'd post a few picture highlights of Christmas week through the New year, but I decide not to post all of the early December pictures, because otherwise this post would be very long!!
On Christmas Eve, Oma, Opa and Grammy (David's parents and grandmother) came to our house to join us for a little Christmas celebration and also for the celebration at our church.
Jadon was all grins when Oma and Opa gave him a lego set. He must have said "thank you" and "xie xie" 20 or 30 times!
Grace and Lily enjoy some new dollhouse furniture.
The next morning we had a little family time. These two boys absolutely delight in picking out each other's gifts. Here's a brother-hug.
Our friends Anthony and Suzanne spent the afternoon with us on Christmas day. We had a great time!
Suzanne and Grace, playing Operation (Suzanne's gift from Anthony!).

On the 27th, we jumped in the van, and started our trip to MN. We love car trips. Sure, 1060 miles in the car can be a little bit long, but it can be fun too and a great time to be together! The kids did great!

We stayed at a fun hotel in South Dakota. It has a water park inside!





When we arrived in MN, we enjoyed a couple of quiet days.

On New Year's Eve, we went to a really fun first night celebration. The kids had a good time!

The girls had their faces painted.


The rest of my family came on New Year's Day. Grace and Selah liked having matching pony tails.

All the nieces love Aunt Angela!

And Lily adores Kiah. Kiah is so sweet to Lily.

Cole is such a fun cousin too! He played legos and cards with the boys.

Kiah and Kendra were the hairstylists. Angela was going curly, and Yana was going straight!

My brother, Phil and his wife, Annette, clean up after our big (late) Christmas celebration.
Cole helps Jadon tie a knot with his knot book.

What a blessing to have such special times with family and friends.

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6 comments:

Mike and Mer said...

Looks like you had soooo much fun, but I am SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Your Christmas looks like you had so much fun!! Isn't it a blessing to celebrate with friends and family. I love all your pics,but especially like the ones of your kiddos together.I love it when mine get along and love each other.
Kim(and the chili peppers)

Jill and Rick said...

Sarah, it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season with your family. Beautiful photos!

Our China Starfish said...

What a busy, but wonderful time!!! Your photos are so fun to look at. Glad you made it to MN safe and sound!!

The Smiths said...

Thank you for stopping by our blog and introducing yourself. It looks like you have a wonderful family. It's always good to hear from other Biolans and see how God is working in their lives. Blessings on you and yours. Happy New Year!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Sarah...I just loved all of these pictures. You could feel all of the love between your family and friends...it was such a blessing.

And WOW...the hotel with the waterpark inside! Way cool!

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