Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas, Observed

We spent the weekend collecting our blended-global-thermo-nuclear family for our celebration of Christmas, observed (thanks Nancy, NP for the name). Some of us shopped, some went wine-tasting, we played Apples to Apples and charades, ate a fine prime-rib dinner, laughed, chatted and just had a wonderful time with our kids. Does life get any better than this?

The Cates family, Steve, Benjamin and Kate. The one in utero has been confirmed as a boy and they are going to name him Alexander. He's due April 17th and we can't wait to meet him!

Scott and Erin, recently escaped Seattle and now settled in Sacramento. Welcome back to the Golden State and we are so happy that it will no longer be a major undertaking to see you!!

Sarah, on the right with her girlfriend Kristin. Hostesses of our fabulous Thanksgiving last week, they are enjoying life and having a great time!!

Mike's step-daughter Michelle, her boyfriend Kala and three month old son Arjuna. We were so excited for Michelle to join us and re-connect with the other kids after almost 10 years!!

Benjamin takes after Mike's mom Daisy, (even without a blood relationship) and will scrape the guacamole bowl clean!

Finally, King and Queen for a day in our tissue paper crowns from the party poppers Sarah brought. We are still recovering from the party!

3 comments:

Tazzie said...

Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing, such a big happy family!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

A perfect day, to be sure. And what a good-looking tribe! Those eyes on Mr. B are to die for . . . .

Anonymous said...

Great photos! What a fine time ya'll had :-)

Kathy B