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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve Eve in Eugene, 2011:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
On Friday morning, Cary and I drove the quick two hour drive over the mountain pass to my Mom's house in Eugene.  We spent the day visiting, eating and opening gifts.  Here are a few of my favorite people in the world, in no particular order, lol:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My sister, Angie.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My son, Nigel and nephew, Ethan.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My best friend husband, Cary.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My Mom, Grandma Jody.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My daughter, Kristin.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My daughter, Kari.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Nigel and LaBraun.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Our grandson, Casey.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
He is so handsome!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Ethan.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Kari and Casey.

We had prime rib for dinner, and it was delightful.  So is Akrian, the only little one in the group:

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My brother-in-law, Joe, Kristin, Nigel and Casey.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Akrian, Ethan and Kristin.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Alex, Ethan's girlfriend, Ethan, Akrian and Casey.  Is it only me, but can you see through that little boy's head?  Odd picture.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Aunt Julie arrives with the rest of the gifts.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Akrian is wondering about when we get to open our presents.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Everybody gets to work.  
Kari is happy with the clippers that Mom got for all of us.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Alex, Kristin, my sister Julie and Kari.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Akrian, Mom, Kristin, Julie, me, Kari and Angie.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The Girls.

We all had a great time.  Cary and I stayed overnight at the Hilton and went sightseeing on the way home yesterday.  Many more pictures will be shared of the return trip soon.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!


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5 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Looks like you had an outstanding day! Wishing you now a wonderful New Year. :)

Kathy said...

Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

Lynn said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a grand group you enjoyed. You really need to make Gary smile more:))

Melissa Bradley said...

What a beautiful celebration with such lovely people. You look like you had just the best time. Thank you for sharing. :)

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