These first few pictures are of Charissa. On Christmas Eve morning, Tim, Brenda, and Charissa left to go to Brenda's family in Virginia, so we had a shorter time with them. We enjoyed getting to stay at their house. We took a bag of clothes and shoes from our friends here for Charissa. She fell in love with the boots, as a toy, not as footwear. :) She carried the boot around and pretended to be taking something imaginary in and out of it!
The following pictures are of Christmas Day at the Scoles house. Even without Tim, Brenda, Charissa, and Beth, there were a bunch of people there. If you were lucky, you got a chair to sit on. Otherwise, sit on the floor if you're young enough or share a chair. :) There were 34 people there.
Wes, Marlene, and Lyndell's families had to leave by late afternoon, so just our family, Sherry's and Brenda's were left. There was plenty of room to sit and just relax.
|Of course, her Grandpa got into that kind of play with her. He has something clasped in his hand that he just got out of the boot!|
|Apparently, there was still some more "somethings" in there!|
|"You know I'm just pretending, right?"|
|Charissa and her daddy|
|I think she was going to get her hair done. That's generally what the spray bottle is for.|
|Yes, now she has a "fountain" on her head. This dress is one Janet made for her for Christmas.|
|Austin, on the floor, behind him, Janet, Sharen, Charles, Leah, Ashley, Lyndell, (second oldest Scoles sibling)|
|Three lovely cousins: Blaire, Rebekah, and Amanda|
|Marlene and Erin, Cody's girlfriend|
|More beautiful cousins: Leah and Ashley|
|Wesley, Tim W., Amanda, Blaire, Rebekah, Andrew, Janet, Zane|
In kitchen: Cody, Caleb, Tasha, Sherry
|Scott, Micah, and Rowen |
Rowen was explaining who everybody was to Micah.
|Janet teaching Quil how to play carom.|
Janet, Joy, Quil, and Charles
|Blaire, Andrew, Cody, Caleb (standing), Tasha, Janet|
|Blaire (legs) Janet, Joy, Micah, Quil, Sherry, Ashley, Wesley, Marlene, Erin|
|Janet's oldest sister, Brenda|
|Sharen (married to Lyndell), Sherry, Ashley|
|Youngest Scoles sibling, Wesley|
|Next to youngest Marlene|
|Daddy Rex Scoles explaining how we were going to get all of us fed! There was a certain procedure to follow or it wasn't going to work!|
|The chaos of gifts and Elephant Gift game|
Lyndell, Ashley, Scott, Mother Wanda Scoles, Cody, Erin, Wesley, Marlene, Janet, Rowen, Charles, Brenda, Leah
|Some more of the chaos: Charles, Brenda, Rebekah, Blaire (on floor), Andrew, Randy, Tim W., Zane, Sharen, Amanda, Austin, Tasha (on floor), Sherry|
|Mother opening a gift|
Wanda, Cody, Erin, Lisa, Wesley
|Mother happy to receive a picture of Cody in uniform|
Ashley, Scott, Mother, Cody, Erin, Lisa
|Wesley and Lisa read several books to Quil and later, Micah|
|Brenda, and her daughter, Leah|
|Austin opening a White Elephant gift. Amanda, Sharen|
|Lisa holding Jonathan; Jason, Lyndell|
|Wes and Lisa with Micah and Quil|
Uncle Wesley was trying his best to break Micah of putting his fingers in his mouth. When he caught him doing it, then Wes would put Micah's fingers in HIS mouth! Micah didn't like that! I hope it worked!
|Marlene collected tissue paper to use in packing to move.|
|Sherry resting her eyes|
|Mother and Daddy, tired, and happy for the time with everybody, but sad it was over so quickly. |
We had put the living room back together. Earlier the piano had been moved into the hallway to make more seating room.
|Brenda catching up on Facebook|
|We were playing Pit with plastic spoons. Later we played Mexican Train.|
Jason, Andrew, Emily, Tasha, Griffin (Tasha's friend), Leah, and Jeffrey