i'm a bit short on words with this post because we just returned from our nevada vacation. we arrived home on the 31st, picked up charley and headed right back out -- to our friend's house for a new year's eve celebration together. we spent the night, returning to our house yesterday afternoon. then it was unpacking, grocery shopping, working on the yard, mail opening, uploading and editing photos, etc. so much to do but i'm ready for things to get back to normal. i'm also ready to get my butt back into shape (ugh!). so... here’s a bit of what 10 days, with family in nevada, looks like...
putting the finishing touches on oma and opa's really tall christmas tree, with the help of uncle joe.
opa sharing photo memories on the laptop, from last summer's visit (all the cousins stayed at oma and opa's together, for three weeks).
dogs, dogs and more dogs. my kids so love them.
there's also lots of games. uncle dan helping ryder with the polar bear puzzle.
ryder and daddy playing battleship together.
and cousins working on the 1000-piece puzzle.
skyler decided she wanted to climb the house's rock wall.
and then the other rock wall.
and finally the rock walls in one of the casinos in reno.
along with walking a tight rope.
ryder played lots of soccer with his uncles.
and with the dogs. sometimes we had to put izzy back in the house because she would actually stop the ball.
skyler finding a new way to sit on the kitchen chairs.
the cousins (minus one) -- ages 7, 8, 8, 9, 10 and 14. kiele spent most of the vacation at her dad's in CA; she joined us on the 28th.
having fun with tires.
our elf found a new friend mixed in with oma's christmas ornaments. even though oma's elf wasn't "real", sky sat him with our elf, joy.
always so much food at oma and opa's. there's something sitting out at all times of the day. and lots of eating, i did.
oma reading the littles 'twas the night before christmas' right before bed, christmas eve.
more tomorrow. :-))
there’s a group of 12 of us participating in this what ____ looks like monthly project. i hope you’ll check them all out [clicking link to link]. next up… stephanie moore | tucson senior photographer.