We get one of these shots every year. It is all of my cousins (well minus a few in Alabama :)) with my Grandpa (sadly my beloved Grandmother died in 2002). Although, I feel a little cheeseball lining up to take this every year, I'm so glad we do it. How fun to look back on these photos, when I have children and grandchildren of my own (god willing).
I missed the picture of my mom and all of her siblings with my Grandpa, but here is one of all the "married intos". As in, my Dad "married into" this family when he married my Mom. Josh is hard to miss as the giant of the group, and my Dad is next to him on the right. If I do say so myself isn't my Dad adorable :).
Later that evening, Josh and I head over for some time with his family. All of the Goellner women (which I am now proudly a part of). From the left (Josh's sister Sarah, me, my SIL Steph, Josh's sister Abby, and my wonderful MIL).
All of the men in Josh's family go on, what they call "the walk" every year. Don't ask me how this ever got started because it's actually pretty ridiculous, but basically they take a few "adult beverages" and some cigars, and they all go walking around the neighborhood. I know! It's freezing out and they choose to randomly walk around outside rather than hang out in the warm house with us. I think that it makes them feel "manly" or something. They sure do seem to enjoy it :).
And, of course the girls wanted a turn...
And, can you believe all this was only on Christmas Eve!!! More to come later on Christmas, my birthday, and New Year's. Like I said, it has been a crazy couple of weeks.
Everyone have a safe and happy New Year's Eve tonight :)