Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Holidays

We made it through the holidays in one piece. After Bennet's 1 year check up on Friday we made the trek through the freezing rain and snow to Elk River, MN. We had a crazy couple of days. We were blessed to spend Christmas with both families this year. Unlike last Christmas Eve when I was being discharged from the hospital with a 4 day old.


We were able to meet Kari's friend Kelly's 6 week old daughter Meredith. I'd forgot babies came that small.
Kari's cousin Dean came from AZ with his girlfriend Tressa and their 10 week old son Jackson.
I have been participating in an online baby group since I was pregnant with Bennet. All the women were due in December 2005. Kari met up with her online BrrrBaby friend (in town from California) Jeni and her daugther Catherine. It was so nice to meet her in person. A 3D friend!
Nick and Kari even got a date night to the movies. We saw 'Rocky Balboa' and loved every second of it. Kari is a bit of a Rocky freak.

There's a WI girl with the Leinie's!


We were up and on the road back home at 7 a.m. We had a quick Christmas morning at our house and then it was off to Sweeney's. Where we neglected to get a family photo. Oops.

Tuckered on the drive back. In her cool pj's from Aunt Katie and Uncle Matt.

Kari REALLY likes Rocky! She got 2 new tshirts from Nick. Woo hoo!

Where's Bennet? Christmas at G&G Sweeney's house is always mass chaos. And we wouldn't have it any other way.

The entire family at home.


Carla said...

Beautiful pictures! THe one of Bennet in the gifts is very "Where's Waldo"esque! Looks like a great celebration!

McFarland Family said...

Aww looks like a great time. Bennet is soo stinking cute sleeping in her car seat!

Brenda said...

I love all the pictures. You have a great family! Bennet is adorable in her car seat.

andrealyn said...

Love all the pictures!! You guys had a BUSY Christmas

Amy said...

The glee on Bennet's little face in the midst of all of those gifts is truly adorable. Such a lucky little girl to be so adored by so many special people. :)