Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sixteen Children and Not One Too Many

We kicked off the more immediate Christmas celebration with our long-time family friends, the Teubls. There are eight children in both of our families all within the same age range. We ate a delicious meal prepared by Mother. All sixteen of us children went for a long dark walk in the woods. We laughed, sang carols and tried to avoid mud puddles. We stopped at the pivotal points along the path where trees had recently been felled for the barn project. We lady folk weren't so enamored with the tree stumps, but we enjoyed the men's enthusiasm for the wooden rings. We piled into the basement for a (wet!) photo shoot.