Everything you never wanted to know about our family and various other subjects.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas!

 Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Morning Mass...Fr. gives healthy Christmas presents.

Posing with Baby Jesus

Correction...posing AND eating with Baby Jesus.

Andrew's Christmas suit found at the local second-hand store.

Manning the kitchen...

and more posing by the little man.

Opening gifts...

some necessities for Dad...

a chainsaw for FranMan...

cookware for our Kitchen Maid...

and more art for the Crafty Girl.

Stephen hasn't vacuumed his apartment since he moved in three months ago...
hoping to remedy that now.

Then it was time for the games to begin...
(and, no, they don't have a clue how to play cribbage
but Francis insists Maremare was cheating.)

Trying out Johnny's vintage football game
(most popular gift this year... been played pretty much constantly since he opened it)

Andrew headed up the gingerbread creation.

Therese dug into the Spirograph
(a close 2nd in popularity)

Now I can't get the kid to stop posing!

Gingerbread Nativity

Matthew took on Maremare in knee hockey
(and the tree survived)

And just one more round of football before we go!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas tree anyone?

This year we had to take two vehicles...
this was our crew.

Francis had a little help with the snowball fight.

There were a few trees left to choose from...

and just enough snow to throw.

Miss Nonnie refused to wear mittens.

Even the girls got in on the action.

The younger guys were perpetually on the run.

The obligatory picture before we head for home.

The Decorators...

and The Supervisors

Monday, December 26, 2016

Getting Ready for Christmas...

 An early Christmas gift made Francis into SuperFran.

New hats from Dad!

Poor Baby Jesus' crib relegated to the floor.

Clare's first night home...playing games with the littles.

Chocolate chip explosion with evidence of some in the mouth, as well.

Setting up the nativity.

FranMan ready for some baking.

Everybody getting into the action.

Now you see me, now you don't!

The most popular gift this year.

Franny's sprinkling turned into dumping.

The guys hanging out in the garage.

Every shop needs a lazy boy, or two!

Clare's favorite cookie

Stay tuned for the Annual Christmas Tree Hunt.