Monday, December 24, 2012

The Holidays in Yelm

Yelm, Washington is where John's parents and his sister and husband live on some beautiful acreage in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.  It's a beautiful, pastoral setting ... perfect for a holiday gathering on Sunday.  Here are some pics --

  John with Grandsons Luke and Lane 
  Our hosts, Joyce & Bill (John's Parents) in the background, 
 watching their great grand kids, Chole, Luke & Lane, opening presents
  (also Shene & Sean, helping daughter Chole open presents) 

with her Aunt Cheyanna ...
... while Mom Shene, Dad Sean, Uncle Billy,
Grandma Cindy, Great Grandma Joyce,
and Great Grandpa Bill look on 

  Our Grandsons, Lane & Luke, thanking Great Grandpa Bill for their gifts 
   while Great Grandma Joyce looks on 

  Grandson Luke playing with his new RC car as Grandson Lane looks on 
  Great Uncle Rick with newest family member Chole 

  Laura (John's sister) and husband Rick, also our hosts for the day 

  Posing for pics -- newphew Billy, daughter Echo, brother-in-law Rick, 
Rick's sister Theresa, Rick's brother Mike, and Rick's Mom Jean --
  all long-time family friends 

  A wide angle look at the goings-on` (learning to use this feature on my new smart phone) 
From left to right - husband John (foreground), John (I think, in background, Theresa's husband),
Douglas (Chole's grandfather), Cindy (Chole's grandmother), Sean (Chole's Dad),
Chole being held by Shene (our niece, Chole's Mom), Billy (our nephew),
Bill (John's Dad), Cheyanna (Billy's wife),
Luke (our grandson moving around), Lane (our grandson),
  Echo (our daughter and Lane & Luke's mom), Rick (our brother-in-law) 
  Daughter Echo with her Grandpa

We were glad to be able to be with everyone.  The food was good and the company was better.  Also, we can't forget to say how happy we are for the Seahawk's decisive win that put them into the playoffs ... Go Hawks!