Monday, April 26, 2010

Christmas 2009

For the first time... I think ever... my whole family got together for Christmas this past year. Parents, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins... and some new little rugrats. There's not a lot of us, but we were all there. I hadn't seen mostly everyone in a long time, and probably never under the same roof, regardless of holiday. Uncle Jack took over as my favorite relative (not sure who was reigning, really) for the first time since he brought milkshakes to the old farm house when we were kids. Yes, he did it every time, and yes, it always worked. He definitely knocked something over, maybe broke it, and had me laughing until everyone left our house. Dad passed out, and Rudy reminded us why he never made it as a watch dog. Maybe it was the Guinness. Dad had Schlitz Light.

Evelyn Rose


peeling shrimp...

...with a Band Aid on?

Brother Nick



Uncle Jack

Aunt Janie & Colin

Brother Jake

Aunt Kathy


...and the wounds



leg lamp

Pennsylvania refrigerator

suit of armor