Saturday, December 31, 2011

Farm Family

Every year we get family pictures at Christmas time.  This year we were blessed enough to be in them!

Grandpa and Grandma
Bryan & Meloni, Aunt Laurie & Uncle Russ, Aunt Rolli & Uncle Greg, Uncle Corey & Aunt Raino
Tiffini & Jeff, Mathieu & Crystal, Kristi, Kara, Kylie, Kody, Brianna, Torell, Colten & Devin
Brecken, Nehemiah, Natasha, Rachel, Samuel, Caleb, Hackston

Grandma and Grandpa with all the Great Grandkids
Natasha, Brecken, Hackston, Rachel, Nehemiah, Caleb, and Samuel

Grandma and Grandpa with their kids and spouses
Uncle Greg, Uncle Russ, Uncle Corey
Aunt Rolli, Aunt Laurie, Aunt Raino, Meloni, Bryan

all the grandkids

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pajama Party at IHOP

We had our Flickinger Family pictures taken out by a beautiful creek in really cold weather.  After those pictures, Grandmomma wanted us to get pictures in our matching pjs in the cold weather, on a couch in the creek.  Yep that was us freezing our toesies off.  After our picture adventure we went to IHOP for a Pajama party dinner.  We all enjoyed the warmth, the coffee, the hot chocolate and our comfy pjs. :)
Nehemiah, Natasha, Grandmomma, Rachel, Me, Samuel

Grandmomma and Rachel

Aunt Tiffini, Brecken, Papa, Nehemiah, Natasha,
Grandmomma, Rachel, Me, and Uncle Jeff

Aunt Tiffini, Brecken, Papa and Nehemiah

Nehemiah and Dog Dog

Papa teaching Nehemiah  all about paper airplane flight

Natasha, Grandmomma, Rachel and Samuel

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"F" Family Christmas

This year for "F" Family Christmas we were able to celebrate at Mathieu's parents house.  What a blessing to see how large our family has grown in just a few short years.  Baby Brecken is just a few months older then Caleb and is growing up way too fast!  We just love him to pieces and we wish we lived closer so we could see him grow!

Grandmomma started a new tradition this year of taking turns each year reading the Christmas Story and writing a letter to the family.  It was a great time of remembering the reason for the season amidst all the hustle and bustle.  We look forward to Papa doing it next year!

Baby Brecken fast asleep

Uncle Jeff, Aunt Tiffini, Brecken, and Grandmomma
Caleb, Rachel, Samuel and Nehemiah listening to
Grandmomma read the Christmas story from the book of Luke
Papa and Caleb and Rachel opening presents

Caleb playing with is dog

Caleb kissing the dog's nose

Spending time with Tutu, Tutu Pa, and Family

There is a lot of craziness and pranks in my family, so laughter happens often on the expense of another family member.  And let's just say that our children learned a few things thanks to their uncles that we have to unlearn them of. :)   We had an amazing time and we treasure the time we got to spend there.   
Ps. My Dad seemed to have somehow dodge the camera, so sorry Dad!  
Uncle Bubba, Melissa and Caleb

Uncle Mac, Nehemiah and Natasha


Grandma Sims, Uncle Mike, Nehemiah and Samuel

Tutu and Caleb

Caitlin, Rachel and Gus Gus

Sharon and Mathieu

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Morning

We spent Christmas morning at Aunt Penny's and Uncle Jeff's house.  We had an incredible time and loved being able to catch up with the rest of the family.  We wish we could have visited longer with everyone!  
Grandmomma, Samuel and Rachel

Papa, Nehemiah and Camden

Aunt Penny, Camden, Me, Caleb, Papa,
 Samuel and Brecken down on the bottom

Me, Caleb, Papa, Nehemiah, Rachel,
Samuel, Uncle Jeff, and Grandmomma

Grandmother too, Aunt See Saw and Aunt Tiffi

Parker and  Uncle Tim

Caleb with Alex and Laurin

Taylor and Caleb

Camden and Caleb

Alex and Samuel

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve with my family this year.  It was a great time full of games, trivia and well..... a silly Bubba.  Nehemiah wanted to pretend to be Santa after we opened presents and accidentally pulled down a stocking hanger on to his head.  He ended up with a gash at his hair line, and we were thankful that we were headed to see Aunt Tiffini so she could glue it up.  I also forgot to take a picture of the memorable event. :)
Waiting patiently to open presents.

Waiting patiently to open presents.

Caleb doesn't think he can wait much longer!

Christmas eve get together

Christmas Eve afternoon we spent over at my one of my Grandparents house.  We had a great time catching up and meeting new little cousins.  Grandma's house is never without good food and sweets.  We stuffed ourselves full!  It was amazing.  
Aunt Darla and Caleb

Grandpa recording the grandkids and
great grand kids opening presents and playing

Grandpa and Caleb and the Charlie Brown Christmas tree

Grandma and Caleb

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Spending time with our "D" Family

We had an amazing time with our "D" family.  Aunt B and Uncle P have children close in age to ours so it's fun to see cousins playing together.  Everyone has a buddy to claim and special place to sleep!  Uncle P served us an amazing breakfast everyday.  Thank you for spoiling us!  We went to K and L's school for lunch one day, our whole family took up a table!  Our kids were amazed at what they ate for lunch.  We also had date lunches with B and J at their house during the school day.  Nehemiah especially loved the wii tournaments.  
At the science musuem

Uncle P and Caleb

Watching the balls go down

Our "D" family