Dec 16, 2012

The Family Christmas Party, Part 2

Come on, you didn't think those were all the pictures from the family party, did you?  There were so many that I decided we needed a second installment.  Here's Stella and her puppy out for a stroll...
Our annual reading of the Christmas story...I hope Jeremy's work schedule allows him to take his job back next year...
Lacie and a pot that is destined for her back porch...
Even though she is all grown-up you can still see the mischief in her eyes...
Gag gift?
I love when I get a picture of Mawmaw Shirley really smiling.  She just lights up a room!  But she is so camera shy that I rarely capture it...

Tucker and Reid are not so in love with the idea of sharing Mawmaw Shirley with Watts...
Checking out Kyle's new fragrance...
Big conversation...
I'm not sure...ballet?
This could be my favorite picture from the night! Check out those matching brown eyes!

Our family gets into the gift exchange game just a little bit...



Benjamin and the gift that I planned to steal.  I couldn't go through with it looking at that sweet little face...

Stella, Cille, and Watts, take note.  Your grandfather is willing to steal from his own mother: BEWARE of this man!

As you can see, we had a blast spending time with our extended family for the holidays.  When we hosted the first family party years ago in LaPlace we hoped that it would start an annual tradition but we never imagined just how special it would become!  Meeting once a year to celebrate our Savior's birth has given us the gift of deeper relationships with family members that we don't have a chance to see all the time.  Spending a few hours with these people in December has made us hungry to spend more time with them throughout the year.  If your family doesn't have this type of get together, I would encourage you to change that as soon as you can! 

We also took a family photo this year that we hope will become another annual tradition at our parties.  Here is the Cline Family Christmas Photo for 2012: 


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