Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas '09 and Beyond...

For Christmas this year (my year to spend with my family) we all decided to congregate in Oregon at Ty and Molly's house. It really does not matter where we are, or what we are doing... we have fun together, as a family. JJ and I arrived in McMinnville on Christmas Eve, and stayed until the 28. Then we traveled to Spokane to see his parents via Ellensburg and Moses Lake, all the while catching up with friends and lots of family. Good times!
My pictures are random, and in true "Erin Fashion", because I have not blogged in forever (thank you to all of you who sent me "gentle" reminders), there are a ton of them!

Definitely the highlight of spending time with the Matthews' clan was getting to live in Maya's world for a few days. She is the most precious niece in the entire world, and I already miss her so much!

Auntie lovin' on the Princess Pea...

Ty had just gotten home from work, and Maya was already in her Christmas Eve gown. Oh, my gosh! The dress was twice as big as she was and several times she lost her toys under her poofy skirt! It was so funny!

The B.I.L.s: Brother-in-Laws. Nuff said.

And Christmas morning! Molly shows off her pretty, new gifts.

And Brock shows off his pretty, new gifts. A ha ha ha!
And then Brock is done; has had all the fun he wants to have for the night.
Time to go to bed!

Christmas '09 and Beyond... Random Pics

This is my dad. Yes he is quiet, but he does have the FUNNIEST sense of humor. Here he is demonstrating (look at picture #2) the alarming fact that the older men get, the more their butts shrink! It's true! We have proof!

Sister hit a winner with Brock's hat and shirt! OK, really, the credit for the shirt goes to JJ.

And Christmas would not be complete without a strange, and well.... cute? gift from my mom.

Probably my favorite picture of JJ and Maya. He was definitely her favorite family member by far!

Thanks to my family, JJ and I both wound up with Chuck Taylors. I wear mine everywhere, even to the Jazz games, and their colors are blue, purple and white. Hey! Pink goes with everything!

We were all totally impressed that Christie stepped it up and played rock band with us. She... well... she ROCKED! My mom had never played before, and although the guitar was set to easy, she hit 79% on her first try! WOW!

Christmas '09 and Beyond (cont.)

After leaving Ty and Molly's house, and on our way through the Columbia Gorge, I MADE JJ stop at Multnomah Falls. It was sooooo cold and the wind was blowing; we literally ran from the truck to the falls, snapped three pictures and ran back! Totally worth it!

Not so cute of me, but an awsome picture of the husband!

We traveled to Spokane via Ellensburg - we stayed with Uncle Rick and Aunt Gretchen and had our traditional taco feast (YUM!) in the 'burg - and while in Spokane we saw JJ's grandma, my grandpa, and Chipper and Chuckar (see below.)


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