Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Michigan Family Christmas Celebration 2014

Here's a (not so) little photo album from our Christmas celebration with Jon's family in Michigan last weekend.

We had a great time visiting the lovely Santa House in Jon's hometown (Midland). I'm not sure how many more years we're going to "get away with" this kind of stuff.... but the boys were super sweet about it this year.

Nothing beats swimming in the winter time. We were lucky to have the hotel pool pretty much to ourselves all weekend.

We were blessed to be able to attend Jon's cousins' Christmas celebration. This hardly ever coincides with our trip North. The day included a special prayer and remembrance of Jon's sister Kay who passed away in July.
The kids had a blast playing basketball, floor hockey, and shuffleboard.



We LOVE spending time with our cousins!
These two are hilarious.
Born a week apart, they really love each other.

Emmett graduated from Central Michigan University while we were there! We are so proud of him and excited about his future.

Grandma with all of her grandchildren ---

We made Grandma a "big hug" from the grandkids. When she' cold and lonely this winter, she can wrap up in it and know how much we all love her.

Jon's sister Nancy hosted our family party at her lovely condo. Thanks Nancy! We had such a nice time.

Adam's cousin Addie made him a nature survival kit.
Ray got a skateboard from Aunt Nancy!
So much for our "no guns" policy.
We are now the proud owners of two Nerf "machine guns."

It's hard living so far away from Jon's family. We're thankful for their love and support. We love and miss them, especially during the long months of tax season.

And finally, Adam enjoying one of Ray's special birthday gifts from Grandma ---

1 comment:

  1. Looks like w wonderful family celebration. Marry Christmas! Zak wants to do the guitar class at LT in Feb, Ray should join him1 :)