Monday, December 29, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

I don't think there is anything more comforting than Christmas with your family. Christmas is magical and fun - add your family and it's all the better. Every time we go home (Christmas or not) my parent's don't hold back on the fun (and food), and there really isn't much resistance from us girls.  I guess it's their tactic - leaving us always wanting more. 
I'm glad to say that I assisted in Colin's first white Christmas. Seattle was so white and full of snow we we're actually worried we would never make it. While cabin fever did set in around day 3 we still loved every minute. I can regret the extra lbs later...

Lets Start it off with double of the girl who 
has never shied away from the camera!!!

She takes so many pictures it drives her husband to drink!
(J/K - it's one of the many root beers consumed)

Dad and his girlfriend Lilly

Hey Mom, I know about this party....

Colin's first snow man (well, Hockey Man)

Adam, the snow native, showed him how it is done.

Mama getting ready for WhirlyBall. 

WhirlyBall involves electric carts, plastic scoops, a wiffle ball, 
and apparently when you play with competitive boys, lots of bruises.

We were all still friends in the end.

Dad making his famous pancakes

Snow from the Car

It's tradition to all get pedicures together while we're home...

Yep, even the boys!

Sisterly Love

(they were sharing the blanket before I took the picture)

Girls doing a little shopping

Laura couldn't pass up another photo-Op

All that fun was exhausting...

Close your mouth Mary!

Thanks Mom and Dad for a Great Christmas!


Tracy said...

Hi Mary! it looks like you guys had a great Christmas! you all look so CUTE, although, Faye lady actually looks a little scary in the one pic...I wouldn't want to have to play against her! hope you are doing well!

Tracy V

Brent and Terina Maldonado said...

It looks like you guys had such a good time! I'm so jealous of your white Christmas!! :)

Todd said...

what a fun Christmas!

adrianne said...

I can add a few Mary sleeping with mouth opened pictures if you want. Or some with a copy machine... you choose. I have a lot to choose from.

Looks like fun. But COLD for Bellevue. And I do love Faye's sweater. Looks like she went upstairs to get a drink of water. We're excited to see you in a few weeks!

Heather said...

Yea! I am so gald you made it safe and sound, apparently home safe too.

Eliana said...

I miss you guys! Great pictures! Next time, lets do the Rodriguez's vs. the Williamson's. :o)

Yes, Adrianne, please post some more of Mary...I have some of you and Mary...boy they would be perfect for the blog. (hint hint: low uterus) lol

Hugs & Kisses and hope to see you and Colin in NYC before 2009 is over!

Happy New Year 2009!

Noel Family said...

Whirley Ball! Oh my gosh that brings me back to the olden days, so fun! I wish I was in Seattle :(

The Todds said...

Cute pictures! It looks like you guys had a great time.

laura said...

Haha! Your moms sweater is so cute! Looks familiar :) That cracks me up that the guys got pedicures too! I am jealous you had a white Christmas, sounds so fun!!

Momma Drama said...

I'm sad I missed out on your Bellevue party. I miss you girls. Whirley ball sounds awesome. I'm going next time I go home.

We are coming to visit you over Valentine's weekend. Let's make a date. I'll let you play with my baby if you give me some of that salsa you raved about!