Sunday, January 6, 2008

An Overwhelming Amount of Photos....

Christmas has come and gone and it was wonderful. We had so much fun on our trip to California. We took lots of pictures, so beware we're posting them all! Ok, maybe not all of them, but the really cute ones which turns out to be a lot. :)

A Visit from David's Family
This was in Houston before we left on our trip. The visit was short, but fun!
Christmas Lights at Candy cane Lane
What better way to get in the spirit of things than decorating Santa's pickup?
Christmas Eve

Poor little Marielle had to miss all the Christmas Eve festitivites. She was in bed by 6:30! The time change really threw her for a loop! Dinner was delicious and afterwards we had our second annual road rally! Thanks Dad for putting it together again! :)Here's Emily's lovely trifle dessert.
No room in the inn for Ben. He had to sleep in the kitchen. :)
Christmas Morning
Ryan is going to be sporting this cool new lunchbox to work each day now.
Marielle the firebaby
More Guitar hero -- Ryan hit a 450 note streak!!
Breakfast on the beach
I kinda envisioned this as a bigger family event, but most everyone had to go back to work! :( The morning was windy but we enjoyed our muffins and fruit none the less. And it wasn't loud.
Visiting Cousin Kurt
I wish we had more/better pictures. But this one is the best we've got. Getting two kids to smile at once seems impossible at times!
Reunion with Katie at the Wild Animal Park
It was great catching up on the old and the new with my GNO girlfriend Katie!
Who makes the better gorilla? Ryan or Marielle???
The Kidspace Museum in Pasadena
Marielle had a blast in the Early Education Center. It was baby paradise toys just perfect for her age. We loved watching her explore and play.

Here's Marielle and Ryan after climbing a very tall tower. I know you can't tell from the pictures, but it was impressive.

They had a really fun New Year's Party for the kids at 12 noon. Party hats and drums for everyone!

Marielle's newest love: drinking from a straw!
Future College Roommates Finally Meet!

My friend Kelli and I had our babies three weeks apart. We've already decided they'll be roommates someday! :) The two of them were adorable of course, but haven't really figured out how to play yet.


Benda said...


erica ernstrom said...

cute pics! glad you had a great trip and holiday!

Shelly said...

I love seeing all your Christmas pictures--Marielle steals the show as usual. I hope you all have seen Stardust--I noticed it is not on your list of movies to watch--if not, rent it first. It is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.
Love, Mom

123checkoutthefamily said...

Looks like ya'll had a great Christas! I'm sure Marielle loved seeing everyone.

Yeah, so we might need to borrow her to show Brayden how to hold our hands again. He's all about pulling away.

Sarah & Spencer (But Mostly Sarah) said...

You came to California and forgot to come see us??!!! Our friendship is over! -j/k.
We'll keep you, but next time you come, warn us, so we can drive down to see you...if we are available...:D