Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016

We had a wonderful Christmas this year.  And, since I am behind on sharing pictures, here is the entire season in one big post.

First off, Bernadette had her 1st Dance Recital.  She did fabulous dancing to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  

Next Up, Christmas Camp!  We got t-shirts this year and had lots of fun.  I took only a few pictures, but Ruth took a lot of wonderful pictures.  Many of these are her's.  

Family arrived at our house on Christmas Eve for a wonderful meal of Pot Roast that Bill made and we introduced the kids to kid's wine.  They loved it and practiced doing toasts.

Since we were a little dressed up we took a family pictures on Christmas Eve in front of the Christmas tree.

And grandpa read the Nativity story to the kids.

After dinner we opened our 1st gifts--PJ's from Baba, and took another family picture.

The girls.

We went to Christmas Morning Mass with the Little Sisters.  And Dominic really like the real straw they used with the manger.  The group pic of the kids didn't really work.

So we tried a family picture inside the monastery...but once again, the straw.

Blessed Christmas to All!!


Family Pictures from Thanksgiving

We had the joy of hosting Thanksgiving at our home this year.  Grandma and Grandpa and John drove down from MN and Maria's family came with baby Evangeline from MO.  We feasted and celebrated with the Little Sisters and Bill made an incredible meal for us here.  I, however, don't have any pictures of that.  Instead I just have some pictures of our cute kids together, featuring our Josie and her baby cousin Evangeline, who at the time was just 3 weeks old.


The Bandzuch and Librande Kids!  9 kids from 2 mommas.



Early November Dress-Up Fun

It was a beautiful November here in Kansas.  We spent a lot of time outside playing and a lot of time inside playing dressup.  We took advantage of the post-Halloween costumes for Bernadette's Birthday and had lots of fun.

The only 2 pictures I took from Berandette's Birthday Party.  Lame.

And I got a little carried away taking pictures of the kids having a tea party only day.

God Bless!