Monday, January 9, 2012


We had another great Christmas this year. My kids love Christmas Eve night at my mom's almost as much as they love Christmas morning! We had our yummy dinner, the nativity, the FINALLY opened presents. I love family traditions!

Every year the kids get a little older but they are always
good sports about participating in Grandma's nativity.

Cute little shepherd

Danny opening the first of many star wars presents

Jonah wanted a cowboy hat so bad, which I thought
was strange but Grandpa Gary came through!

Uncle Russ teaching Jonah the Pink Panther

Onto Christmas morning.....I really wanted to get lots of video this year so therefore there are not many pictures. But here is a little shot of everyone with their gifts. I think everyone was pretty happpy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Family Party Time!

We had some super fun family parties for Christmas. For the Bliss family we had dinner and games at the palomar. Once you have over 50 people in your family you've got to get the gym! Hilary was in charge and did a great job.
The kids loved opening presents the most

We played a game where all the dads stood in a line
and the rest of their family had to find whatever they could
in the room to dress them up. Can you tell how much the
guys loved it?!

Stephani wasn't quick enough to get the Christmas
paper so she went for the volleyball net!!

I'm sure Justin is smiling under that party sack!

For the Church family we rented the gathering place and Darlene made tons of yummy food. We always have such a good time when we get together. All my brothers and sister were was great!

The boys! We sure missed Ty this year!

We played some minute to win it games. It was so funny
everyone got laughing so hard!

My battery died before the party was over and I missed getting pictures of the best part! My dad and brothers all had nylons over their heads with oranges down in the legs and had to knock over water bottles. It was so great and I'll forever be sad I didn't get any pictures.

We had a great time celebrating with our families.