Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Merry and Bright

We were so blessed to have my parents and sisters and brother-in-law spend Christmas with us this year!

There was some X-Country Skiing and playing in the snow,

Delicous food (I assigned everyone a night and NOBODY disappointed!),

Santa visited us a day early, since we wrote him a letter asking if he could please come on Saturday so that we could focus our Sunday on the real reason we celebrate Christmas (I think he understood!),

Uncle Ryan, Aunt Marilyn, Aunt Lucinda & Aunt Kitty,

Papa, Mona and Aunt Nanny, (There is a story behind Papa's face and the cute items he is holding!)

There was, of course, some saving of the world...

And loads of fun just being together!!!

We loved having Papa (and Mona) here!

There was some horseback riding...

And more fun being in one another's company!

We spent Sunday celebrating the birth of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Angels - who are looking rather "sore afraid".

Connor the shepherd and Nanny the sheep.

Mary & Joseph.

We also celebrated the birth of Papa on Christmas Day, 65 years ago! He loves lamb, so that's what we had for Christmas dinner. I must say, it was my best leg of lamb attempt yet, and turned out a little prime-ribbish. Nom!

It was a beautiful visit, but much, MUCH too short! Can't wait for this little munchkin to join our family so everyone has an excuse to come back to the ranch!


Christen D. said...

Yay!! I love a Redd and Butler Christmas- it's the best kind!! xoxo

Julie said...

So fun that they could come visit. My husband and son helped Lyon feed the animals while they were there! What a great idea to have Santa come on Saturday so Sunday was more relaxing and not so chaotic. Wish I'd have though of that!