Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Photo Booth Photos

Made a simple photo booth and snapped some photos at our kid-friendly party this evening.  Enjoy--and happy new year!!

First up my assistant, Miss Bernadette

Then we got some friends and a few costumes.

this little guy was getting tired, so I snapped a photo of him before he when off to bed.

Next up, the Princesses!

And then, family shots!  The Gallas Family!

The (hilarious) Hengemuhle Family

The Olson Family

With a closeup of baby Francesca 

The Bandzuch family (minus baby Dom, who was already in bed).

Billy and Fr. Ben.

Happy and Blessed New Year to All!
Nancy, Bill, Gus, Bernadette and Dommy

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas 2014

We had another wonderful Christmas weekend, this time down on the farm with all 12 cousins.  My little sister and brother weren't there, and they were missed, but it was a very full, crazy, loud weekend, even without them.

I only snapped photos at 2 major moments this weekend: our Nativity Play and our silly gifts from Mary and Therese

First of all, my parents threw together a beautiful nativity play.  Each kid had a part and the costumes were pretty good!

Here are a few of our shepherds and kings:

And Dommy was an adorable sheep.

Therese made a beautiful angel...complete with hives.

Patrick was also a sheep...

And then...the play began.  Everyone was waiting for baby Jesus!

And the wait was worth it.  Check out what a beautiful baby Jesus little Romeo made!

It was a beautiful play, even if the sheep got a little grumpy...

And then Sunday night, after a wonderful dinner, Therese and Mary handed out their hand-made He-Man Headbands...and we had to take a few full family pictures with our Headbands.

including a funny one at the end.

and here are a few more nativity play pics that Ruth took.

it was a wonderful weekend!

Nancy, Billy, Gus, Dominic and Bernadette

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Camp 2014!

We had a rocking good time at Cross Christmas Camp this past weekend!  Here are a few of the highlights:

First off, I made super hero capes for Gus and his two David for most of the weekend we had 3 caped crusaders running around.  

We also made sure to take lots of pictures of the 3 little boy cousins, all born within a year of each other: Luke, Romeo and Dominic.  

Bernadette spent some good time with Baby Jesus.  Thankfully Auntie ChaCha was smart this year and wired Baby Jesus into the he didn't suffer any serious injury this he did last year.  

Maria and her new will sweet Romeo

Joe was, once again, part of the Christmas Camp jam session.

Bernadette really got into the cookie decoration and crafts this year...and got plenty messy and sticky!

Bernadette was happy to see Dominic...and yes, she is really strong.

Dominic and daddy got in lots of good snuggle time.  Daddy even snuggled him to sleep a couple of times.

I told Bernadette and Patch to smile...and this is the best they could give me...

As usual, we went to mass on Saturday night and snapped a few pictures in the church before we left.

Then, it was time to snap a few pictures of the Verly clan. Everyone was there except Susan!
I uploaded them all so that you can pick out the best one, Mom!

And we tried, once again, to get a good Bandzuch family picture.

And then, after a few shots of the entire Cross Clan, Santa came!!!


Bill and I even sat on Santa's lap...poor Santa!

And, that was Cross Christmas Camp 2014.  We are back home now, getting a few things pulled together before Thursday!

Nancy, Bill, Gus, Bernadette and Dominic