Saturday, January 24, 2009

Christmas Pictures!

So I'm just posting right now the pictures from Christmas and New Years Eve at our house. David's side of the family came in from Australia, so we had a wonderful house-full of family guests that we were so excited about.

There was his sister Sue and her boyfriend, Rick. Her son Sam and his girlfriend Alyssa. Her daughter Amanda and her friend Jemma. We had so much fun and did all of the things we wanted to while they were here.

Here are a few pictures of our time with them ...

Rick rides a motorcycle back in Darwin, Australia. So he was happy to get out for a little ride on our bike.

Christine stopped by as she was in town from out of state. She had found our blog and followed it for some time now. And so it was really neat to have her come by to meet the star of our blog!!

We went to the Denver Botanical Gardens to see over 1,000,000 lights in trees, bridges, 100 yr. old homes, ... it was absolutely spectacular.

Mesfin and his family wanted to take us all out to lunch so he could meet David's family. It was so nice of them and we are so pleased that now they met our friends whom we've been talking about for a year now.

Sue and Rick at Park Meadows Mall for some shopping and dinner.

Sam and Alyssa. They were so cute together.

Tigist, Sue and Rick. Tigist took so incredibly well to these 2. She probably overwhelmed them, but it was so precious to have these memories for her of our family. Rick was practically holding her every time I saw them. He was HER guy and she didn't let him forget it. And they brought a wonderful Aussie Christmas book for her and she had Auntie Sue read it over and over and over and over again ......

Big brother, Brandon

Peek-a-boo in the mall

THis girl can run ..... Ethiopians are known to be incredible runners!

Two of her favorite people ...

Evan and his mini-snowman

Sam in the snow for the first time in his life. Wow!

Evan and Sam in our back.

See ... always wanted him to be with her.

For Christmas Evan got a box full of candy. He about blew a fuse.

Sam and Alyssa Christmas morning.

Tigist Christmas morning .. her new "beep-beep".

"This is for me too?" Wow!

Their Christmas "stockings" ... full of lots of American candy and goodies!

Christmas morning.

New Years Eve ... our house. We watched the New York countdown.

After the countdown ... Happy New Year ... 2009

Party in our basement. Happy New Year.