Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas 2011

It's been four years since we've all been able to spend Christmas together in Beaver, UT, my mom's hometown. (She has spent every Christmas of her life in the same house...imagine that!) Mark and I weren't planning on going down, but after much begging, pleading and a few tears, Mark agreed and we decided to head down and surprise everyone. I will never forget the looks on everyone's faces when we walked in the door.  Totally worth the 8 hour drive and packing our entire Christmas into the back of the suburban.
Here's the whole crew, all 33 of us.

Mark, Jason and Matt

 Moyes family


 Siblings acting like we usually do when we're together...goofy

" Strike a pose"

 Pretty much my favorite people in the whole world

 Opening one present on Christmas Eve

All the grandkids in new jammies

 Trevor in his Neil Diamond turtleneck

 Here's what Christmas for 30 looks like (this is actually just the kids, the adults opened presents after church)

 Pretty much total chaos

 And here's what Brady looked like the entire weekend...he wouldn't take these night vision goggles off.
Definitely a crazy, wonderful Christmas to remember. 


JasonDebbie said...

Loved it! And lets just see how crazier it gets when we all decide to have christmas together again! I wonder how many more have to be added to the family to not be able to fit in that house anymore?

Michelle Burk said...

I'm so glad you went. I remember all of our siblings coming home when I was in 3rd grade. Our house was also complete chaos, but I loved it. Your children will never forget this Christmas. Great memory!