Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bryden's baptism...

It has been a week that has been very full and very blessed. I found out today that my niece in Illinois became engaged over Christmas...congrats Rachel!! Today was special because Chelsea and Brant had baby Bryden baptised. He was perfect through the whole service! Maybe it was Pastor Mitchell's magic or the Holy Spirit's,...but he was an angel.





Afterward, we had a dinner at our house with family...

Grandpa Bob with Bryden...

"Mimi"


-and friends....Harvey, Judi and Cindy. The "girls" and I have been friends through high school and nursing school...a few years ago.


Bailey...not missing a word!

Sometimes it's hard to put into words the sweet moments you just "ponder in your heart" and will never forget.

~and then there are the times you want to capture that perfect moment with the camera and you try over and over again to get it....and this is what you get....

and this...

and this....
till finally you think you have it...(sorry Lori,...your eyes were closed!)

But at the end of the day, you thank God for all the blessings,....each little one of them!

Tim, Joni and Cooper had the "creeping crud" at their house...everyone sick...we missed you guys! Cooper, I hope you're on the mend!!! What a way to spend Christmas vacation!

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas at our house with lots of little ones was just...so much fun for Larry and me!!! The best blessing was attending church with most of the whole bunch which doesn't happen very often. Here are a few pics that made us smile. Lori and Bailey below...

Brant, Chelsea and Makynna
Mike with a favorite gift...

Bailey and Bryden

This is the only picture we could get of the three grandchildren....hard to get them all to pose!

Aunt Joni and Bailey

Cooper got a new shirt that he HAD to put on NOW...so funny! He announced "my shirt!"

Bryden never lacked for people to hold him~

Bailey with her Strawberry shortcake set...

Uncle Tim with baby B...

This pic,... just because I think they looked cute!

-yes,...there was lots of Christmas cheer at our house!

Chelsea's family...


Mike's family....


Tim's family...

Food consumed, church attended, presents opened and in jammies, ready to go home to see if Santa is coming to their house in the morning....


and Gramp-santa settling down for a lonnng winter's nap....Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!!!

First video is of Bailey opening her first gift, second is of Cooper, who had been dancing and when I got the camera he stopped,....but Bailey danced instead! -And third is of Larry getting a "guy's night out"gift, Cav's tickets with/from the boys!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chelsea gets married...

This week consisted of a wedding... Babysitting...
and visiting Bailey...:-)

who has Christmas fantasies dancing in her head!



This is Grandpa's new favorite po when we are babysitting!

Yesterday, Pastor Mitchell married Chelsea and Brant in a simple ceremony. Her bouquet was made with roses, and holly from our yard.

The family




Brant's parents
and after a long week, a tired Grandma and a....

tired Bryden! (he's such a good baby!)


Monday, December 21, 2009