What a lively bunch so if photos are blurry it is because it is nearly impossible to have stillness.
So very thankful for our wonderful family
|Furniture pushed back, the carpet rolled up and tables set in anticipation of 20 hungry family members later in the day.|
|Delicious cinnamon buns, coffee and fruit were waiting at our first stop midmorning hosted by Terry and Karen|
|Over the last sips of coffee we all played the Family Game, guessing who had taken on what name?|
|Then it was off to the Bowling Alley for a very fun game|
|Team Bugsy, Ripple and Pinky|
Ripple was playing for the first time and beat Gramma by 40 points.
After a mandatory nap or rest time at their respective homes we all regrouped for supper at our house.
|Kaden reading the Christmas story from Luke 2|
|Mark opening the annual nativity pageant with the tune of the Friendly Beasts|
"The Friendly Beasts"
|Grandkids opening gifts from each other and from Grampa and Gramma|
|One of the gifts for the grandkids was rice bag warmers that kept Gramma busy in her workshop before Christmas|
|Luke, Lisa, Kaden, Simon, Karl|
|Mark. Melody, Kyla, Ray|
|Terry. Ian, Karen, Cole|
|Levi, Ella, Lauren, Shelley, Avery|
|Trudy and Wally|
|We ended the evening at Ray and Mel's home with dessert, movies for the children and our annual adult gift game which this year had to start with the letter R|
What a full, memorable and happy day.