Sunday, January 09, 2011

Christmas with the Minota clan

My "Florida family" (parents and two youngest brothers) made the trek up the week following Christmas, so we celebrated Christmas on Friday morning and New Year's Eve on Friday night!  Unfortunately, all of the Florida clan was sick when they came...and stayed sick the whole time they were here...Abigail came down with it on Saturday evening...but we had a wonderful time nonetheless.  The constant state of pajamas, coughing, runny noses, and naps did make for a dearth of good pictures, though!  Caleb brought his new Kinect and we spent most of our time taking turns playing that and oh, what laughter ensued!!!
This is my dad playing horseback riding...
 ...and Matthew and Caleb doing whitewater rafting, I think.
(and yes, Caleb hiked his pants like that just to be silly!)
My mom and I did a mystery quilt-along on New Year's Day.  We had a lot of fun working together!
 We also ate...although not in quite as much quantity as we do when we are healthy.
 We did make the effort to take a family picture on Sunday morning.  My mom and Abigail were still sick; the brothers were still quite sick but were getting ready to head home; the rest of us were headed to church.
 I vote for a healthy Christmas next year; however, we did have a wonderful time together despite the illness.  We manage to make fun even when we feel nasty!


Delighted Hands said...

We don't let a little thing like fevers and stuffy heads keep us down! We had a wonderful time in spite of the hurdles! Love to you!

Bethany said...

Looks like you were all a bunch of troopers! Glad you didn't let the sickness stop the fun.