Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Christmas Day 2013

The next morning we headed out to Hilmar to have our annual Christmas Breakfast with the Tornquist Family. I forgot my camera (I've been doing that a lot lately…shame on me!) and left my phone in the car, so I didn't get any pictures of the beautiful gathering. It's the one time of year that we all manage to get together, and by all, I mean roughly 50 of us. It's crazy to see all of our children playing together…

After breakfast, we packed up and headed to the Walsh Cabin for Christmas dinner. As always, great food, and good times were had by all.

What do you do when there's no mantel for the stockings? Weld a little something up, of course!

The next day (I think…) We headed to Long Barn to try our hand at ice skating. Funny, because there is an ice rink five houses down from us in Turlock, but we never managed to actually skate on it. We visited at least once a week and watched everyone else skate, but it took us going 2 hours up the hill to get out on the ice :) Laura's a pro at it, so that gave Adaline the confidence to get out and try. She only lasted a couple of laps, but she gave it her best. We did end up going back another time before winter was over and she tried again, lasting longer and holding her own a little better…but it all started here :)

Spencer found the one patch of snow that existed and spent a good amount of time poking at it with a stick. Good fun!

Hopefully next year we'll be snowed in on our Christmas holiday to make up for our lousy snow pack this year.

All in all, it was a crazy-busy holiday season (as always), but it was fun, and we were blessed to spend it with family.

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