Thursday, January 7, 2010

Family Photos from Christmas 2009

Christmas Eve Photo
Newly returned missionary son, Steffen, Mette, Hans, John and I
Mette received things needed as she goes away to college

We enjoyed getting Beatles Rockband from Santa this year!

Lots of fun for the whole family
Enjoying John's birthday gift on a beautiful day after Christmas
Hans and Grace on this ride

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year in 2010

Beautiful sunset walk with the family on Leo Carillo Beach on New Years Day 2010

saying good-bye to 2009 and welcoming in the New Year!

Hans getting picked for Jedi Training in beaming little boy!

Hans on Main Street Disneyland

Some of the gang moving through California Adventure

Some of the wonderful "goofy" children in my life! Heading for Screamin and Toy Story Rides

Me, Else, Jeremy, Ditte, Cristin, Kirsten and Isaac

(Jeremy was able to take the day off work...the rest of us missed our husbands who were hard at work supporting us)

Some of our grandchildren (front row) Charlotte, Audrey, Scotty, Cozette, Issac,

Wyatt, Charlie, Luke, Addy, Atalie

and up top, our son, Hans!

Wow...I haven't been posting to my blog for months and it is because of several things. I got behind and then didn't know how to take time to fill in, mostly!

From the end of November through now I have enjoyed preparing for my son Steffen to come home from his mission on December 18th, helping with my sister in laws wedding, enjoying Thanksgiving and many get togethers in December and having children and grandchildren visiting our home. It's been a full couple of months.

So, now the New Year is here. Today Hans went back to school, John is working at the stores to support us, bless his heart, and Steffen and Mette left for BYU Idaho Saturday morning. We said good-bye to Christian and Emily and their family Saturday morning, also, as they had come down from San Francisco and stayed for 2 weeks. We have had a lot going on around here and now it is quiet in our house. I won't like it for very long, but for today, it is nice :-)

Yesterday, to end it all, I went to Disneyland and California Adventure with some of the family again to use our Annual Passes for the last time from 2009. It was sad to think the passes are expired now, but many trips and memories were made all throughout last year.

Here's just a few pictures for now and then I better get busy taking down Christmas decorations and cleaning the house!

Happy New Year!