Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Day {photo overload}

Well, we're back in the great Southwest from our Midwest excursion. I'm trying to think of the proper adjective to describe our trip because 'wonderful' doesn't seem to do it justice. I cried in the airport when we were preparing to return. I'm a sap, it's true. I took lots of photos and I'm not yet up to lots of wordy posts {who needs 'em anyway? the pics do it all justice} so I'll be posting those soon. Phillip and I are slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things here; adjusting to "real life". For now, I'll share with you what our Christmas day looked like. Beware, there are a LOT of photos, but I wanted to go ahead and throw 'em all together in one post!

Devil eyes
Me-"Smile!" Trey-ugly face
Me-"Mom and Dad, smile!". Sheesh.


Our ethnic holiday spread

Tiny hamburger cookie

Mom and Dad are sweet

Jarts! These may or may not be illegal.

Check out Grandpa's awesomely long "tie"

This is his Jarts face

My uncle, on Jarts

Moonshine cherries

Trivial pursuit, a Carmien tradition

A lady's heyday thanks to all of Mom's discontinued colors

Cute, little Lily

Annnnd round it out with a game of Settlers of Catan

I hope you all had an incredibly happy Christmas holiday :-)


  1. It looks like you had a fabulous Christmas! My jaw dropped a little at the sight of all of those nail colors!

  2. Oh my goodness! How cute are those cookies! I am new here so hope you haven't done this already, but you should make a tutorial for those! How cute would that be?! Happy Holidays!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  3. I tell ya, Jessa, I would love to give a tutorial. But, alas, I cannot take credit for the tiny burger treats! One of my mom's clients gave her a tray of goodies with those included.

    Heather--I've always been spoiled in the nail polish department!

  4. This looks like such a great time! You have a beautiful family and it looks like you guys have a lot of fun together!!

    1. We really did! I'm blessed. Thanks for the kind words!