Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

Here are a few photos from the Bennett house on Christmas Day 2008. We celebrated with breakfast when Andrew got off work. Julia and Alyssa came over, as did Amy Grace, and Matt and Em made the long trek down from upstairs.

People here on Christmas morning:

Emily was feeling kinda lonely, and got stuck by herself with the "old people" on Christmas afternoon and evening.

Things we did (in addition to eating, exchanging gifts, listening to Christmas music in the background, and enoying one another's company):

We burned some 40 year old candles from my mother's house. It took all day. My siblings had some similar candles and had agreed to do the same.

We played Russian rummy and nertz.

And even burned a Yule (sort of) log. We had to start the fire early since the temps got into the high 60s or 70s on Christmas Day:

We hope you had a Merry Christmas!


We had the whole family together for about 50 minutes on Thanksgiving. We had lots more time with various members, especially those from Illinois, over the weekend. Here are some photos:

The whole lot of us:

Gathered for some (posed) singing time aroung the piano. I love the study the expressions of each person in this photo. Why is Andrew hiding?

Ellie loved playing the piano. I'm just there to keep her from falling off:

Andrew's Branch:

Daniel's Tribe: