Friday, December 28, 2007

Post-Christmas Happiness

We had a simple, charming Christmas here in East Africa. The Russell family, Tait, her friend Adam and my parents (of course) were here with the 6 of us for Christmas dinner. It was the normal fare: plump chickens standing in for turkey, dressing (with chunks of mango inside), mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn casserole, one GIANT fresh fruit salad, banana cake and pumpkin pies with whipped cream. We scored on having the Grandma here to make the pies :-)

I took a nap in the early afternoon on the 26th and slept a deep, drugged kind of sleep. Honestly, I slept like only a mom who has just pulled off a Christmas can sleep :-) But I can't let it go unnoticed that Byron did the lion's share of the cooking. What a guy. He's better at ordering the kids around than I am and they made that mound of potatoes that needed peeling into pretty quick work. After my Boxing Day nap, I got up and made birthday cake because the 26th is Colin's birthday!

Well, I will post another little photo journal some time in the days ahead. For now, here are the babies all together.


Darrelle said...

Those are some pretty beautiful kids you have there : ) Where is this picture taken? The view is wonderful. I'm so glad your guys' christmas went well, the food sounds delicious. God bless,

Whitney said...

That's an awesome picture =)
Happy late Christmas

lisa said...

darrelle, we took the grandfolks on a day safari through a national park. this photo was taken at a lodge where we stopped for cold sodas toward the end of the day.

i hope your christmas went well, too.

and happy late christmas to you, whitney!

Lacey said...

is that at tarengeri? Gosh...everything looks sooo is good! :0)

nelly said...

Looking forward to that photo journal! Such nice photo...I miss you people.

Sue said...

Emily, Morgan, and I had fun deciding whose cute legs were sticking out of the skirt...teehee!