Saturday, December 27, 2008

Family Party #2

Today, we attended our second family party of the season. The first family party happened before Christmas and I have no pictures because I had my hands too full to photograph much (it does happen sometimes.) We have 2 more to attend before the Christmas holiday's are over. I sometimes find myself craving a little less travel during the holiday's. However, I really try hard not to miss them because it is one of the few times I get to see my cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents. For this party we spent some time sledding. It was an extremely cold day to go sledding (21 degrees and an icy cold wind), but the kids had fun anyway. Then we had lunch and visiting at the church. Be warned--there are lots of images.

Had to include this one just for the expression.

If you have ever been the person in front during a toboggan ride--you can sympathize with my daughter in this picture.

My sister ate a little snow. This wasn't her worst wreck of the day from the stories I heard afterward.

My husband keeping the baby warm. The baby and I only lasted about 20 minutes before we warmed up in the car.

After sledding and lunch, we played some games. . . .

ate some prizes. . . .

visited with cousins. . . .

and opened gifts.

My Grandma amazes me. She still MAKES gifts for ALL of her great-grandchildren. She has so many now, I don't know how she does it. She has made some wonderful things over the years--some that have been well used and some that I treasure.

This picture comes to you courtesy of my 5 year old. Did you notice I am in 2 of the last 3 posts. It is a record.

It was a wonderful party. Thanks Grandma!!


Jana said...

Awesome pics!! You always amaze me!! :)

Tara said...

Ah man! I look awful! I think that was during one of my coughing fits and I'm searching for a cough drop in my purse! Look at my face! ha ha

It was so fun to see everyone! We missed those who didn't make it!

Laurel C. said...

Those are FABULOUS pictures! I especially love the ones of the sledders and how your camera catches the little droplets of snow spraying up. You take the funnest pictures.

We were so upset to have missed this fun party. Our family had to turn around at the bottom of Sardine Canyon due to the snow-packed roads and blowing snow. I look forward to this party all holiday long. It was a real disappointment to miss it! I'm so glad I could live vicariously through your pictures! :) I love them!

Mom and Camera said...

We were disappointed that so many had to miss because of the closed canyon. We must have been just enough behind you that they let us through the canyon. The freeway was worse than the canyon! The number of slideoffs we saw made us second guess going. Coming home was tricky, too, because of all the blowing snow in the canyon. WE MISSED YOU GUYS!!