We had Christmas at our house again this year-we like it actually because we don’t have to haul everything out of the house and then home, and Kelly likes to cook.  It’s not that many people and while we clean the house, I’m fortunate that Kelly’s family doesn’t get out any white gloves to see inspect how clean it is (it’s a good thing:))

Everyone always congregates in the kitchen

These two were messing with each other all day, Nate is 21 years old and about 6’3″-we kept warning Ezra not to bite off more than he can chew.  I love their grins in this shot!

Funny story (well, not so much to Tobin & Marian), we had rented Wii explorer challenge from the library a while back and the kids loved it so thought it would be a great gift from Grandma & Grandpa, Kelly found the newest one and had them get that one.  It’s really cool, has a mat (like the “dance mats”), you go on treasure hunts, run from rolling boulders, escape from traps-think Indiana Jones.  The problem–we set it up to play, Ez & Tobin started with some swinging across a river and jumping to avoid alligators. Tobin was doing great but we quickly realized he was really jumping to save his life!  He started crying and jumping and crying saying he didn’t like this game, apparantly it was a bit too realistic.  He won but ran to me and didn’t want to play EVER again.  Ezra didn’t mind at all but Marian kept saying “it’s too scary”.  So, we have this great fun game for up to 8 people to play and Ez is the only one who wants to!  We have to keep it because it’s been opened but later we did get the other one that everyone likes:)

Checking out a photo book we had done for Grandma & Grandpa

Grandma & Grandpa and all the grandkids:)

It was a fun day.

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