My husband and I alternate holidays between our families. This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with mine and Christmas with his.
We have fun with both of our families. Some of our traditions are not the same, but what we do share in common is the kind of laughter that makes your smile muscles hurt, an abundance of good food and love for each other.
The day after Christmas, five of our family members departed earlier in the day. The rest of us bundled up, walked down the hill and found a place to sled.
Jon, my cute husband; Ozzie, Mamba’s Ex-boyfriend; and Mamba, wearing her wool daisy sweater
The star of our family, Baby Louis
He’s sweet, inquisitive, smart, precious and so loved!
Our nephew, Grant, and our niece, Kolby; taking Baby Louis on his first sled ride
Baby Louis, named after his Papa Louie, and his parents Andrea and Grant (the tiny ball of fur in Andrea’s hand is Ozzie’s sister Pippa)
Our newlywed nephew Tyler and his wife Cara
Jon and Mamba
Jon’s sister Kristi and our brother-in-law Louie posing for me on our hike back to their home
The gang arriving home after our invigorating hike, with snowcapped grape vines in the foreground