Friday, December 29, 2006

2006 Coming to a close

It doesn't seem that it is possible for only a few days left for 2006. Soon we'll be into 2007 whether we are ready or not!

We had a wonderful Christmas. One of the really nice things about Nancy's family and mine is that they are almost all close by. Nephew Duane and his wife Laura have been here since Dec 16. It was nice to see them especially since there is a good possibility that Duane will be deployed again sometime in 2007. His sister Carey and her two children Cody Duane and Amber were absent, living in California, hopefully they will be able to come and visit sometime in 2007.

Christmas began on Christmas Eve with my extended family hosted by daughter Jamie. Then Christmas morning, Jamie and her family and Joshua came to our house at 9 am. We first feasted on Jamie's cinnamon rolls - here is Ashlynn enjoying her plate of cinnamon roll bites:

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We then proceeded to unwrap presents. Prize for the most sentimentally wrapped present went to Nancy for a package to Jamie. One side of the package showcased a page Jaedan had colored while the other side showcased one colored by Ashlynn.

Ashlynn's side:

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Jaedan's side:

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Nancy oversaw everything from her seat:

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Josh trying to take a chinese puzzle apart. I don't which is more twisted, the puzzle or his expression:

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Uncle Josh with the kids:

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I could post many more pics and probably will, lol. But we had a great time together. We spent Christmas day afternoon with Nancy's extended family. Tonight (Dec 29) we are going to a church gym where as many of the Bennett family can get together will have a couple of tables of finger foods and we'll play table games or basketball, perhaps even some volleyball.

The merriment doesn't end there, believe me. Jaedan's birthday is January 2nd and we'll be playing hooky from church on Dec 31 to go up to Diamond Field Jack's for a day of sledding and hot chocolate followed by some more finger foods at Jamie's home later in the day.

Stay tuned, I'm sure there will be pics forthcoming, haha. Thanks for reading and sharing this with us.


At 9:39 PM, Blogger Denise in PA said...

Beautiful pictures, Duane! I love the pics of the kids; yours as much as the grandkids! ;) So glad you and yours had a wonderful holiday season.

At 3:38 AM, Blogger Becky said...

Love the pics Duane!


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