Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Other pictures from the Albertson Christmas togetherness

Charissa Joy, 6 week old daughter of Tim and Brenda, was the center of attention this year!

This is how my hair is coming in, so far.

One day Micah and Jeffrey wore matching shirts!

Tim and Randy updated their ABE Painting websites: ABEPAINTS4STATES.COM
and WORK4ABE.COM while they were here.

Joy and Quil

Rowen and Charissa. She slept through the opening of presents.

Jeffrey's new school logo wear

Quil and Micah worked together to open the gifts.

Jeffrey and Jason

Beth's teapot

Emily and Corelle for her hope chest!

Brenda and Tim, Emily and Quil

We had a wonderful time with all of our family here!

Family Pictures on Christmas Day

For the past few years, it has been a family tradition with us to dress up and do formal portraits at home. This year the girls made semi-matching jumpers for the occasion and the guys were to wear blue or green shirts to go with the girls. We moved furniture and took everything off the north wall and this is what we got! Not exactly studio quality but good enough for our blog...

Here are the Albertsons who still have Johnstown as a legal address. (Though Jeffrey tells us he is a Cincinnati resident now.)

Rowen and Janet, with and without wig.

Jeffrey, age 20

Beth, age 18

Emily, age 13

Since Jason's pictures had too much glasses glare, he got a special one with the baby!
Jason (16), Charissa (6 weeks)

Randy and Joy

Brenda and Charissa

The traditional "stand in order of height" picture. Janet made it to the bottom of the heap this year.

Original children in order of height

Original Albertson sisters

All the Albertson Girls, so far

The unmarried Albertsons

Randy, Joy, Micah, (almost 3), and Quil (4.5)

Rowen, Janet, and grandchildren: Micah, Charissa, and Quil

Tim, Brenda, and Charissa

Emily and Charissa

Quil and Micah sledding

Quil and Micah have been talking about going sledding in Colorado for months, so we were glad the weather cooperated so that we had snow while they were here, and it was warm enough on December 26 to go sledding. They had a fun time with Uncles Jeffrey and Jason, and Aunt Emily. Grandpa was along to take the pictures.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Some Movies from Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Columbia, Mo.

One favorite thing we like to do in Columbia is go for a walk in the woods close by my brother, Lyndell's house. We were so glad to have Jeffrey there with us, even though he didn't get to come to Joplin. Beth, Emily, Jeffrey, Jason

Janet and Rowen enjoying the walk.

Jeffrey wearing his God's Bible School cap and shirt

We went out to "the land" twice. This is where Lyndell and Sharen will build a house eventually. Right now, Lyndell is building this wonderful building.

Some of the Scoles family...

Austin took Emily out on the lake. It was a first for her.

The most popular activity at the land was riding on the 4 wheeler and the magic carpet hooked on behind. This is Jeffrey and Amanda.

Wes and Zane are on the magic carpet.

Emily and Amanda were being daring!

Sometimes you have to wait your turn! Andrew, Leah, Jeffrey, Jason, Rebekah, Tasha, and Blaire

Wes visiting with Mother

Daddy and Lyndell watching the fun.

My mother and daddy! So thankful they were able to be with us; they have been through a lot physically lately.

Mother making the noodles.

My cousins, Kent and Michelle Hulett, who joined us and added to our fun!

We were playing Beyond Balderdash.

My sister, Marlene, and me

Emily, Blaire, Rebekah, and my sister, Brenda

Charley, Daddy, Lyndell, Rowen, and Wesley

Some cooperative piano music by Blaire, Rebekah, Beth, and Jason. In background, Zane and my sister, Sherry.

One of our favorite things to do is play is Round the World Ping Pong. Lots of cousins, aunts, and uncles could play at once!

Mother and Marlene

Mother cross stitched this wall hanging for Marlene's birthday.

Daddy, Mother, and Amanda. This was during our "white elephant" gift exchange.

Another shot a little later.

This is the gift that went round and round the most. It is the train set that belonged to Lyndell when we were kids. He ended up with it.