Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kids are gone

Wow, what an awesome couple of days we have had.

Son Ryan and daughter in law Ali, sharing a secret

Our son and his family arrived on Boxing Day, after having a wonderful Christmas with their extended family.

Our smiley little Tristan

They laughed as they told us that everyone just ignored them, and made a bee-line for the kids. Huh, sorry, were you just talking to me ... lol.

Our daughter Alysha giving Tristan his gift

Somehow, Teresa talked our son into staying overnight, rather than making the two hour long drive home.

Teresa and Mya opening presents

Teresa prepared an amazing supper of turkey, gravy, cabbage rolls, perogies, mashed potatoes, dressing, salad, pickles and olives, and etc., etc.   Whew, it was hard work eating it all.

Ali helping Tristan with his present

As usual, Santa out did himself, and everyone received a generous supply of gifts.

Alysha teaching the kids how to dance with Santa

Parting is always difficult, and it was with tears that we waved good-bye to the kids, and returned to our empty condo.

Ryan surrounded in his loot

Hopefully, we will get one more chance to see them before we fly back to Phoenix.

Only 5 more sleeps ...


  1. Sounds like we were in the same boat today. Looks like you have a wonderful family, glad you had a great Christmas!

  2. I bet your kids and grandkids were thrilled to be able to celebrate the holidays with you! Now - back to the semi warmth!

  3. The grands are growing so fast. Great looking family. Can you adopt me? I like presents.

  4. Glad that you had a great time together for Christmas, then back down south for a while longer, enjoy the rest of your visit.

  5. great pictures....hard to see them all leave tho isn't it...

  6. Enjoyed seeing your family!
    Now, we are waiting for your return. See you soon!
    E & M


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