I didn't realize how much we've been up to until I finally downloaded pictures to my computer. The most obvious set of memories is Christmas. We had two Christmases this year, and continued to be asked for more by Blake until we finally took down the tree. The first was with Grandparents Rob and Sharon, and Bitsy and Steve, and Aunt Rachel and Uncle James. Our 17-foot tree, cut from the Uintah forest, presided perfectly over the pile of presents and we all had a lovely time.
Here are a few highlights:
|Family Christmas dinner|
|Sebe's new bike shorts... just kidding, these are for Gavin!|
|Gavin's baby mat, handmade by Rachel.|
|Blake's first LEGO Power Miners set... a BIG hit.|
|Gavin loves snuggling his giant stuffed animals.|
|Uncle James and Gavin doing a puzzle.|
|Rachel and Princess taking a break.|
|Rob, Rachel, Sharon enjoying a laugh.|
|Uncle James and Blake doing a puzzle.|
|Ali with a wow over the top from her mom!|
|Rachel modeling a new scarf.|
And our second Christmas was comprised of puzzles and books from Oma and Opa, "Team Ziesler" sweatshirts from Carole and Conrad, and mountain gear from Scott Beall.
|Team Ziesler sweatshirts on Christmas morning.|
|Enjoying a cup of tea with Scott. Photo by Blake.|
|How cute is this little tyke?|
|Reading his new book in the camping chair.|
|Could this look be signaling the end of Christmas?|
We had a wonderful, white Christmas full of lots of love and laughs.