Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas Surprise!

Look who surprised us for Christmas this year!
Yep, wasn't expecting them until after Christmas.


 Camryn is keeping me (grandma) company while I make a huckleberry pie for our Christmas Eve dessert. If you have never had huckleberry anything before then you need to make a trip to Montana and pick some.  You can buy them, but they pretty much cost an arm and a leg. 

 I made the dough for our traditional Christmas morning breakfast and then I had the girls do the rest. 
They gotta learn to keep this 4th generation tradition going.
 They did a spectacular job and I have to say that I think this year was the best year ever.  They were delicious!

 Camryn LOVES Rio.  Oh my word.  No fear at all. 
She squirms and giggles and kicks her little legs when Rio comes around. 

 Clark was so looking forward to just hanging on the couch while listening to family sounds this year. 

 Camryn also loves the water.  This is her first big girl bath.  Jordan and Michelle don't have a bathtub in their place so this was a real treat for Camryn. 

 Campstool of all campstools from what I hear. 

 We don't have any hills to speak of in our yard except when Neal plows the snow into a pile. 
We had a little hill so Jordan is "skiing the bump".

 Gotta have a side by side in these parts.  Neal is pulling Laurel and Mark. 

 It will be really fun to use in the summer for trips to the creek. 

 Michelle's first snowman. 

 I wasn't feeling too well over the break so when I woke up from a nap these guys were decorating cookies. 
 Clark was taking this task pretty seriously. 

 Looks like he is praying over his cookies right? 

 Laurel folded these napkins into Christmas trees and they turned out spectacularly for our Christmas Eve dinner

 Grandma Cahoon spent the evening with us. She loves Neal, but she would really love to shave that beard off. All my boys have beards.

 We took a drive to Waterton just before sundown. 

 I mean, really.  Piggy tails? 

 We had a big Cahoon gathering at our place after Christmas with 4 generations.
Here are first cousins (3rd generation) Michelle and Bethany with their first babies, 7 weeks apart.

 So, something huge happened this holiday season. 
Neal played Ticket to Ride and loved it!  
Jordan loves this game so we bought him his own game for Christmas. 
A very happy son in law! We played it every single day the kids were here.


Kaylynn said...

Do you put brown sugar and butter on the bottom of your cinnamon roll pan? That looks yummy makes it more sticky! Such a bummer that you didn't feel that great but it looks like a fun Christmas

Kari said...

Wow, Marilee--what a fabulous Christmas gathering! How cool that everybody could come. Neat, neat memories. :)

Christie Hunter said...

Love all your decorations! Looks like y'all had a blast.