Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I love these people

...and any opportunity to make memories with them. [grin]

It was a delight to spend a whole week in Nebraska with family! The little ones keep growing up and learning new things, sister-talks are as sweet as ever, the guys crack jokes and make us laugh, the lights all twinkle and glow, delicious food and the whole family gathered around the table -- before you know it another Christmas has come and gone!

--Arianna playing piano with Aunt Elizabeth--

--Ruth and Asher--

--Arianna enjoying all the paper and ribbon laying around--

It was boys vs. girls when it came to decorating gingerbread houses.

--candlelight service--

--Sunday afternoon treat at Red Mango--

--late night snuggles with Aunt Esther--

The Beasley men all ready to head out for the second-annual 10 mile Christmas Eve run.

(We girls opted to spend the afternoon in the kitchen!)

--Arianna playing with her cousins--

--gorgeous girls--

--smiles with Aunt Alaythia--

 Arianna made herself at home --
crawling around on the table during a game of Balderdash!

Ruth made this and gave it to me for Christmas --
an amazing silhouette of one of my favorite photos!

Playing at great-Grandma Wissmann's house. 
(with the same toys I played with growing up!) 

"By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,
O God of our salvation...
You crown the year with Your goodness."
Psalms 65:5, 11


Anonymous said...

Sounds like such a precious time! May you enjoy many more times like it in the years to come! Hope your 2013 is wonderful!

Amanda said...

I'm glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas! Time with family is always lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

Love this! :) Hope y'all are doing wonderful!
Your friend,

Tori said...

You have a lovely family and blog.

Anonymous said...

This post is just bursting with gorgeousness! Dan & Bethany, you're both glowing with happiness and I'm sure you're amazing parents to darling Arianna. Love all the photos and thank you so much for the update. Blessings to you & your family in 2013; may it be full of God's love & grace.