Monday, January 26, 2009

Witten Family Christmas!

More Christmas Traditions!Every year the Witten family gets together to celebrate Christmas, usually the weekend after New Years. With 8 Witten children & their spouses, 30 grandchildren, a few of their spouses and 6 great grandchildren that is a huge group. It is so much fun getting together.

This year we celebrated at Terri and Jim's new beautiful home in Northern California. They have a home big enough to hold us all. It was so much fun! We spent the first day having our Christmas party and talent show.My Dad starts the show each year by giving us a Witten family update. This year I had him announce my news...I was called to serve as the President of the Relief Society a few days earlier. I have been so busy, that's why it has taken me so long to post the 2nd Christmas post.Some of my favorite acts this year... Sheri and her kids singing, Terri's boys rocking out on their new electric guitars and my very favorite...
Ollie showing us 5 different ways to hold a pup
Grandma has been busy making Yo Gabba Gabba hats, ponchos and quilts. She is so talented. Wendy in her cute gift from her great grandma... a Foofa poncho
The next day we went to San Fransisco and had a blast! Shopping, riding the street cars, eating clam chowder in a bread bowl...yum! It was cold!
We are waiting in line for the Street car and having fun just being together.

The last day we went to Yosemite. We ice skated in an awesome out door rink and played in the snow. Yosemite is so pretty in the Winter

I vote for going to Terri & Jim's every year!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christmas with the Lambs!

I love Traditions! Every Christmas evening is spent with the entire Lamb Family.
Dave and Jennie drive their family from Las Vegas so the entire family is together
...all 47 of us!

We start with a delicious dinner...yum!
Then comes the Family talent show. Each family shares a talent. I took these photos...hopefully someone took a picture of my family acting out the nativity with Baby Wendy playing the role of the baby Jesus (Too Cute!)
Scott, Marilyn & Kids sang Santa Baby with
Dylan & Makenzie on the guitar and Sean on the Piano

Jennie, Dave and kids sang a song about how it doesn't snow in Las Vegas with Jacob & Gracie doing a little dance during the chorus...
How funny that it did snow in Vegas a few days earlier.
Steve, Angie & kids sang a Hana Montana Christmas song
with a little help from Harrison

The Blackburn kids wrote a tribute song to their parents that was AMAZING!!
We can't wait until the newest Blackburn, Sophie, joins the singing group!

The finale was Chrissy, Brandon and boys! Harrison was great on his horn
and Frankie showing how BIG he was!

Presents are opened with a wrapping paper throwing fight to follow

Grandma & Grandpa gives PJ's each year to the grandchildren.

We are all happy that Scott & Marilyn host this party each year in their home...
and for adding on 500 square feet to their home this year so we can all fit!

The fun continues the next day with a Lamb family trip to Knott's Berry Farm!

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!