Friday, December 30, 2011

Second Generation

Twenty-five years later and the six "Weiler-Churchill" kids have doubled to twelve!

Adults (L-R): Sarah, James, Jeff, Amy, Jenny & Chris
Kids (L-R): Jax, Magnus, Elizabeth, Brinley, Shay & Mattias

But just in case we forgot which kid was which, we labelled them all!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Stockings (all 11 of them!) Were Hung By the Chimney With Care

I won't lie - 4 kids 4 and under makes for a noisy, boisterous, jolly ol' time around here!  I don't think we realized how big the family had grown until we got out all the stockings to hang by the fireplace.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
~later, tw

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas at St. Judes

Yesterday Gerry & I volunteered at St. Judes to serve Pancake Breakfast.  The brunch served was delicious and the Knights work to make the December breakfast a festive one.  In addition to breakfast, I manned the "Cocoa Cart" - complete with all the trimmings (well except for marshmallows.  I couldn't find any little colored marshmallows this year!)  I was a regular cocoa barrista - and even learned how to make mochas!  And though you'd have to look closely at this photo my holiday apron (made by sister Margo) is bedazzled with holiday cheer!
Since Jenny & Travis were visiting for the weekend, they stopped by church for some breakfast before heading back home.  Shay enjoyed a visit with St. Nick but Jax has still yet to be convinced that Santa isn't being misspelled.  (Santa - Satan.  Two guys in red usually offering bribes/treats. Sometimes 2-year-olds can be very perceptive!)  

~later, tw

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Long Time Gone...

I's been a long time since my last post (actually it's been a REALLY LONG TIME) and there's absolutely no guarantee that my posting frequency will back to previous levels, but hey as I always say "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

And life has been pretty busy since the last post - I'll try to get everyone caught up over time.

Just now, as we head into the truly chaotic portion of our year, I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

To kick off our holiday season (which somehow has yet to include trimming, over even assembling, our Christmas tree - how did everyone beat me to it this year???) Gerry & I did the "St. Nick" wine tasting, sipping our way thru most of Woodinville's wineries. Good times with good friends. This is the photo from this year's adventures with (L-R back row) Mark Churchill (I should have photo shopped Carol in as she attended Saturday but not Sunday so she missed Santa), Michael Amos, Gerry and Pete Weiler, (L-R front row), me, Santa and Marne.

I hope you're doing something fun this season as well!

~later, tw