Thursday, January 15, 2009

~Christmas Memories~

What a wonderful holiday season!!! We enjoyed a wonderful two weeks of being with family!! My family here in Mo. at my parents house and then making the trip to Michigan to spend New Year's with Marks family. It's hard to believe we're nearing the middle of January but it is wonderful to be getting back onto some type of schedule.

Karson was plagued by the wonderful disease of spots a.k.a.--Chicken Pox, a couple of weeks before Christmas. This will explain the pictures of a ten month old covered in sores. :-(

Christmas Sunday

Christmas morning ready to find out what is in all of those packages. The excitement of children at Christmas is wonderful!!

Khara and Kelsey did some Christmas Shopping on their own this year and were so pleased with their purchases. :-)

We were blessed with four new "Englund Cousin" babies this year. At Christmas they were 10 months, 7 months, 2 months, and 5 weeks. Our holidays took on a whole new twist this year!! If anyone was empty armed it was by their own choosing. :-)

Dana and Philip with 5 week old Elijah.

Aaron and Brenda with 2 month old Clayton.

Vicki with 7 month old Emme.

10 month old Karson. This picture just cracks me up. We were trying to get pictures of the four new babies in a baby's first Christmas hat. UUhhh-not the size for big boy Karson. :-)

The cutest little Mr. and Mrs. Santa!!

Khara. Kelsey. and Kaley always have sooo much fun!!

Baby Elijah

Kendall and Elijah

Kendall and Leanna with Elijah. We held several midnight (and later) conversations which may be why they look a little tired.

Clayton (held by Dana)

Mark and Clayton.

Camen and Kaden.

Whew, that was a lot of pictures. I'll wait and get my Michigan pics. up in another post.

Happy Thursday!!! :-)


Brenda said...

Loved the update! And Karson still looked cute - even with all his spots. :-)

Anonymous said...

Looks like your family had a baby boom. Its so nice to have little ones around. Enjoy them before they grow up too fast:)

The Arender's said...

That is dreadful that he got chicken pox...but he looks like he is taking it well. Looks like you all had a wonderful time, especially with all those babies! What fun.