Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Making memories

It's been a busy month, filled with lots of family get-togethers and special activities . . .

. . . like the annual Martin family Christmas dinner.
Here are Lael and Jaden with Great-Grandma Irene and her husband Clarence.

Then last week was the annual Martin family Christmas dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord.
Here, Great-Grandpa Paul and Great-Grandma Esther pose with their great-grandchildren!

On Saturday night we went with friends to Chriskindlmarkt, a huge Christmas craft festival. There was so much to see, like this enormous Nutcracker!

Outside there were several beautiful ice sculptures -- Lael found another Nutcracker to pose with!
Jaden enjoyed climbing the snow piles more than anything, but he did stop long enough to give these two little penguins a pat on the head! Even more than the gifts and toys that our children will find under the tree this year, they will remember the special traditions that make our Christmas celebration special . . . and unforgettable!


Brock said...

Love the Nutcracker! We're looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow!

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