Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winters' Family Thanksmas

This past weekend the Winters' Family celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas. Benj, Anna, Kyle, and Vas all flew in to celebrate, and we had Kelsey on Skype. It was a great time, here are some pictures:

Uncle Kyle and Aunt Vas with Dax

The Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake my dad and I made:
More pumpkin cheesecake

It was delicious:
MMMM pumpkin cheesecake

Another family photo:
Family at Thanksgiving

Telling stories to Aunt Vas:
Keeping Dax happy

Snoozin' with Uncle Benj:
Uncle Benj with a sleeping baby

Talking to Aunt Anna:
Aunt Anna again

Look hands!
Uncle Kyle and Dax - second round

I took a nap with daddy

I read stories with Grandpa (if anyone knows of a good tool to remove red-eye let me know)

In our family, everyone has a handmade stocking. Over the past few years I have taken on the task of making one for all of the newcomers (and my parents, because they didn't have them), so I got to make one for Dax this year:

Dax in his new Christmas PJ's from Grandma and Grandpa
Dax and Daddy

Hanging out with Grandpa and my new snowman from mommy and daddy
Dax and Snowman 2

Check out my new reindeer hat from Aunt Jessie and Uncle Dustin
Reindeer Dax 2

We had a great time and it was wonderful seeing everyone, but really sad to see them all go. I sometimes miss the days when we all lived in the same house together - we never had to spend any holidays apart.


  1. Great photos! Try for the red-eye. Super easy, free, photo-shop like program. LOVE the handmade stockings, by the way!!! : )

  2. Love it! I really wish I had been adopted into your family at some point... you guys are such a great bunch! But where are the pics of Jessie?! It's really neat to see Kyle and Ben holding a baby, and I can totally tell how in love with Dax your Dad is. Too sweet! You look great, btw!

  3. Thanks ladies!! Beth, I didn't get a ton of pics of Jessie on my camera...we had 4 cameras going the entire weekend and I only have the ones from my camera so far!

    Joanne, the stockings are about as crafty as I helps that they come in a kit and I just follow the instructions for sequins, stitches, etc :)