Round # 1 took place at Mom & Dad as it does every year,
in the home that I grew up in 5 miles South of Rochester.
Presents line the area around the tree.
It was the "in-law" year for some of the families this year so
we are missing 5 of the grands and great-grands in this photo.
My youngest, and my SIL checking out the presents
My brothers have always been good to strike up conversations with the little ones.
and then there's the food
1st and 2nd generation of cousins, it's so fun to see them interact!
My dad's annual "cookie passing" as we start to open presents.
Little Carson sitting in Great grandma's lap
My Niece Jenson checking out Carsons new toy
My boys, and sweet granddaughter
She's starting to get into opening presents
My Rick and Audrey
My 3.... I love them
My other 3.... i love them
After our time at my parents, we move back to our house
for our little family-unit Christmas celebration
Here we all are, minus me... I'm the one behind the camers :)
I love watching and snapping photo's to ensure these memories last forever.
Sweet Scarlett wanted to get up by "Ba-Pah"
I LOVE how Gavin has such a sweet relationship with his nieces and nephews.
Here Gavin & Carson are chillin, and I think Carson is driving a car on Gavin's face.
"grandma, I always wanted this" ~ Audrey
The big meal at mom's is wearing off... time for some more chow
Pizza burgers always works for the Hemmer's
Day 2... Hemmer side celebration
You'll have to pardon the blurry photo's. I for got my Sony...drats
Pictures taken by my phone in low light... not conducive to great quality photo's
Rick's Parents, hanging out with the grands and a Great-grand
Time for another feast
Passing out gifts for the little ones
Great grandma Joanne is holding her newest great grandson Leo, while daddy Michael looks on.
It was another fun year of celebration, a time for family, bonding, and memories, but most of all a time for celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas with special memories with your own familes.