Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas in Fort Collins & Pueblo West

Here is Grandpa Bob, Grandma Sharon, Kailynne, Michael, Reece & Payton in Pueblo!

Great to get a picture with these grandkids!!!



Looking at Rob's soon-to-be new home...Dad, Rob and Tiff...



Chillin on the couch with Reece man....watching a movie...



Grandpa getting precious hugs from Kailynne




"Poppy" (Grandpa Bob) helping Payton do a puzzle....




Visiting with Gordon Dady and my sis...Rayelynn in Denver...



This is Mae Dady's tree house. Would love to have this in our back yard for our grandkids to play in!!! It is awesome!



Kathy Schultz, Brian's mom, opening her "memory book" that she got for Christmas..




Santa "Dad" kissing daughter Rachel...Avery just looked...no kisses from her!!!



Malachi thought Santa....Grandpa...was soooooooooo funny!!!!




Little Rachel loved giving kisses to Santa...it tickled.....




Santa gave out hugs to Kathy too!




Even Bill, Brian's dad, got into the pictures with the "big" guy!!!




Avery did let Santa touch her hand, just not to willing to give kisses.....



Here comes Santa Claus.....Ho Ho Ho!!!!!!!!!!!!(Looks a little like Grandpa Bob???)





Bob wearing his new NEW YORK YANKEES cap....




Hey, when can we open our gifts???? Just look at the way Rachel is staring at her stocking......



Tree is loaded with presents just waiting for the kids to get up................





Rachel and Avery loved dancing at church with their new Christmas dresses on!




Grammy, Kathy taking a video break on Christmas Eve with the kiddos....




Grandpa Bob, Daddy and Malachi built a really, really, really unique snowman!!!!




Rachel wins the official, best divinity for Christmas 2009..Showing off her "trophy"!



Auntie Rachel and Uncle Brian having fun with neice & nephew......




Rachel and Avery just about to get ready for Christmas Eve Service....



Love this picture of the Taylor family having fun Christmas Eve..........


























Fort Collins Christmas

What a great time we had this Christmas. Before we left to go to Fort Collins, we went over to see Nathan and Mary and got to see Destiny and Deju, our two great-grandkids. They are beautiful. We had a fun time visiting with them and with Mary and Nate. Seems like Christmas is always a busy time, but fun with family visits.

We left on Tuesday the 22nd of December for Fort Collins. Good thing we did, because it was perfect weather that day. We stayed at Aaron and Andrea's house and Brian's parents flew in that evening from Madison, Wisconsin and stayed with him and Rachel. On Wednesday morning we had decided to go to Centura Shopping Center, in Loveland, just to walk around and finish some last minute shopping. We went in a blizzard! The roads were absolutely awful, and we had a ball. Even though it was snowy and cold, we were all together.

On Christmas Eve we spent the day at Andrea and Aarons. Rachel and Brian and his parents came over a little before noon and we had a marvelous meal. Andrea had prepared a prime rib roast and everyone brought side dishes and helped. Before the kids took a nap, Avery Joy announced the name of her new little sister, to be born in April. "Madison Hope" is a beautiful name. Then later, we went to the Christmas Eve service and looked at Christmas lights.

On Christmas morning, we opened gifts with Malachi, Rachel Eliana and Aaron and Ange. What fun to see the little ones open their gifts. Once we had all opened our gifts, we went to Rachel and Brians to spend the day. Bob dressed up like Santa Claus and came in the back door to surprise Avery. It was hysterical. She kept saying, Santa, Grandpa Bob, ho ho ho! But, she never would kiss him. Malachi and Rachel Eliana both kissed him and thought he was really funny.

The day after Christmas, we left to go to Pueblo West, to see Tiffany and Rob and Reece and Payton for a couple of days. On the way we stopped in Denver to see my sister, Rayelynn, her husband and family. It was so fun seeing them. Hadn't seen them since June, when I did the wedding cake for Tyler, their son and Dawn, their new daughter-in-law. Had a fun visit and got to see Mae and Gordon, Glenn's folks. I am putting some pictures of Mae's tree house that she had made. Would love to have that in my back yard for the grandkids to play in.

Well, we made it to Pueblo and really enjoyed seeing Tiff, Rob and kids. We also got to see our son Rob Manfred and his children, Kailynne and Michael. How wonderful it was to see them. Boy, they have really grown.

This Christmas was so special to us. We got to spend time with all of our children and their families. That was the best present we could ask for.