Thursday, December 27, 2007

Jesus' birthday and mine

One of the only things I wanted to do for my birthday was go to the zoo lights with my family.
We did that.
We rode the zoo railway. Always fun even though a bit nippy on those metal seats.

The other thing I wanted for my birthday was for my mom to be here. She canceled her original flight due to illness but booked another for the day of my birthday and showed up at our house during the party. Way too cool! She came with my niece Tiffany and her husband Craig and our nephew Brad and his wife Katie and son Emory. What a little love. Mom was in her glory with all 6 great grandchildren in the house.

On Sunday the 23rd our little church had their first CHRISTmas program. Joylynn sang "O Holy Night" and Mom was able to be there too.

We hosted the church Christmas Eve service. It was really lovely with all the focus on the "Light of the World" being born.
When it was just the 18 of us again we opened our pjs and started taking pictures.
Here is the R-family. Here are all of the kids and thier kids. Pretty nice grouping of peoples hey?

Last of all a picture of our living room before it exploded into a ton of wrapping paper and people.
Looks kinda peaceful.
Our Christmas was wonderful. Hope yours was the same.
Blog back at ya in 2008. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Time sure flies...

Twenty years ago in the very room this picture was taken five other children were in the "line up". Rylan was 7 at the time, Joylynn 5, Cherise 4, Alyssa 3 and Krystle not even two. My how the time has flown.
This line up is younger but it was too cool having all 5 of them here at once. From L-R....Wyatt Earl Martin R., Rowan Charles Newton G., Danika Jane Kelly R., Simon Miller H., & Genevieve Kay Marie R.

Pretty great!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Uncles R Us

Uncle Cam and Rowan Uncle Hayden and Genevieve
Uncle Rylan and Danika

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Holiday Happenings...

We had a lovely dinner with Kiel and Cherise at the Rheinlander.
Where did we go wrong. I guess we can excuse Joylynn's behavior in her own home but Cherise is out in public.
Here are 3 of our lovely daughters with our newest grandson. Rowan likes just laying back and taking it easy. He is sporting his new sweater from his Gremmy, Kathryn.