Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mennel Family Christmas!

Last Saturday, my mom's siblings and their families all gathered for our annual Mennel Family Christmas. You may not realize, but my mom is number 6 of 12! This means that we are blessed with lots of family! We had 73 in attendance last week, with several unable to attend. Marilyn has many little second cousin friends to play with and had a blast!

Here is Marilyn performing her "Grandpa call".

Keegan, Jameson & Marilyn
(Cousin Ryan's twin sons)

Ceili being oh so cute!
(Cousin Holly's daughter)

Keaton cuddling with his Mom, my cousin Holly.

Carter zooming the cars along.
(Cousin Jamie's son)

Santa was beautifully dressed and had a great story for the kids. My cousin Jenni made this gorgeous costume for her husband Jason, and he did such a super job as Santa!!

Keegan & Jameson were not too happy to visit with Santa.

Marilyn on the other hand could have stared all day. I think the Grandpa resemblance really throws her off.

Marilyn with her new doll from Great-Grandpa & Grandma Mennel

After Santa departed, Marilyn went to the door to watch for him. She could not figure out exactly where he had disappeared to. Uncle Brett even walked her outside to try and find him. I think if we are lucky we may see him later tonight...

We are so VERY blessed to be a part of this wonderfully large and loving family.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

(and a big thank you to Brett for all the great pictures. I will miss you so much!)


Anonymous said...

What a cute group of little kids!! Glad I could capture some pictures of them.

Holly said...

I hope you guys had a very Merry Christmas! The pictures from the Mennel Christmas were cute...we sure do have a good-looking bunch of little ones, don't we?!

Anonymous said...

Love all the pictures. Marilyn is so cute. Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas.

Aunt Debbie(Ken)

Anonymous said...

I just can't believe how fast they are all growing up. These are some really cute pictures.
MOM (Grandma)