Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hoosier Christmas

Before 2010 is half over, I figure I should post about the fun we had in Indiana for Christmas. We did all the things we usually do when we go to Indiana - visited family, mainly. We just did them again this year. Another year gone by, new stories to tell. Kids are different ages, into different things. You know, general family stuff!

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Cora, reading to Deacon and S.

In that photo up there, S is wearing his "Hawaii Bowl" shirt, which we went out to a special store to purchase before leaving Dallas and he donned on Christmas Eve, you know, for the big game. And SMU won. In case you didn't know it. SMU went to a bowl game. Played on national television. And won. Amazing. A Christmas miracle!

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Grandpa and Veda

In that photo, Veda is wearing her pair of pajamas that my mother made. She also made a matching pair for her American Girl doll. They are pink with soccer balls all over. Very, very Veda. Veda is also holding in her hot little hand one of the electronic games that engulfed the kids this Christmas. They do keep them quiet and occupied, but it's a little strange HOW occupied...

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On Christmas night, we all gathered to celebrate S's birthday.

We had spaghetti. Of course. And chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. And there was singing involved. And ice cream. It was a regular birthday extravaganza.

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We gathered together with all my brothers and their families at dad's house.

And that little on on the left - that's my great-nephew Rolen - he's growing like only a kid can, I guess. So big! And of course, on the right is Ryon, also growing a lightning speed. In the background is my brother Rick, Ryon's dad.

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Dad got a leaf blower from the kids.
I'm pretty sure the packaging didn't "blow" the surprise.

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This is one of Veda WITHOUT the silly face.
It's because S took it. She likes him better.

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Not the greatest photo, but check out Ryon's ensemble...
...cowboy boots go with EVERYTHING!

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We took a few family photos - this one I thought was exceptionally good!

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We went to feed the less fortunate again this year with my mom's extended side of the family.

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The kids set things out in the serving area and helped serve.

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Unk and Lori were in charge of the french toast sticks.

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S washed dishes.
In his baggy jeans. We did get him some new pants that fit over the break.
Four inches smaller in the waist...can you believe that!

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Steve and I spent some time playing guitar.
We really enjoyed it, even though you can't tell in this photo.

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A fun time was had by all.

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Yes, the gloves DO help you play the game.

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We had a wonderful trip.

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Another wonderful holiday to remember.

Best wishes for your Thursday. See you soon!


  1. Great shots of the family (as usual), thanks for the memories. I still think you might have a future in photography; after retirement, when you are on a fixed income.


  2. We sure miss having you guys around! It was awesome to see you! Can't wait to do it again. Love you! Steve

  3. Love the picture of Rick & Kim with kids - this is Aunt Kathy, and love Nathon - who by the way was wearing those fabulous cowboy boots! lol

  4. It's been a while.I didn't make the reunion and Rick's family didn't come to Thanksgiving or Christmas.They grow alot in a year.


  5. Just dropped in to say "hi" after noticing a visit from your blog. Thank you for blogrolling me!

    I love your piccies, you have a definite talent for composition and we use the same equipment.


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