Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas of '09

The Christmas of '09 has come and gone. What fun to spend time with family and celebrate the birth of our Savior!

The Christmas of 2009 will be remembered by the blizzard.
But what a beautiful blizzard it was!
It was like we stepped into Narnia.
Everything had already been covered in a beautiful, thick frost.
Then we received nearly 20 inches of snow....
... that blanketed everything....
even the vehicles.
Everyone was home for Christmas this year. And that means 28 of us!
We had our 3rd annual ugly Christmas sweater contest.
We recorded another video.
Can you guess what it might be?
It has to do with 7 brothers and their 7 brides.
And it was freezing cold, because it was blizzarding....
and the power went out during filming.
In fact, the power was out for about 13 hours. So we had Christmas Eve dinner by candlelight.

The kids did really well with the power outage and the close quarters!
Actually, believe it or not, this is a hug :)

Thankfully, the power came back on at 6:30 on Christmas morning and we all made it in to Grandma's house for lunch and goodies.
The rest of the time was spent playing in the new, abundant snowfall...
...making snow forts...
...playing card games, and board games, movies, eating too much. We were having so much fun and then, the unwelcomed guest, Monday, called and made us leave :(

Thanks Mom and Dad!
We had a great Christmas!



Christina said...

Beautiful, beautiful snow photos. It looks like you had a ton of fun!

Mom Judy said...

I love all your pictures. It was really beautiful and so much fun having everyone together. It will be the Chirstmas of '09.

Granola said...

I knew it was 7 Brides for 7 Brothers right away! I enjoy that movie so much! Your pictures are beautiful!

Dad said...

Hi Heidi, Just thought I'd tell you how nice your blog is. You sure have a lot of nice Christmas pictures. I just figured it out that we are both wrong on how many were here. I've been telling people that there were 29 then I just read your blog where you said 26 so I recounted and realize that there were 28. Just thought I'd pass that along. Happy New Year. I love you Heidi. Dad

Heidi said...

Yep 28, you're right. Thanks Dad!

N.E. Nelson said...

Heidi, how encouraging your family Christmas gathering is to me who has never experienced that kind of family closeness. What a blessing you are to me.