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Summer 2012

  • Sunday, August 19, 2012
  • Jeff and Kari
  • Not only are we getting behind on our blogging, but Jeff has really started slacking on photography. As you can see from the video below our photographic library has predominately been relegated to iPhone snaps in indoor lighting (not a recipe for success when dealing with active kids). Hopefully, a good slide show with a catchy chorus will make up for our wondering ways. Enjoy...

    Post-Christmas Festivities

  • Sunday, January 1, 2012
  • Jeff and Kari
  • Rachel kicking back on the ski lift after only her 2nd day skiing
    Jake taking in the views at Ski Apache outside Ruidoso, NM
    The family that learned to ski together over 2 days in New Mexico
    Post-ski scenic outlook on the way out of the canyon
    Carlsbad Caverns - mouth of the natural entrance
    A variety of speleothems - Carlsbad Caverns, NM
    Kids playing with sparklers (Hannah was nursing bronchitis)
    Jeff teaching the kids the fine art of lighting a firework

    Christmas Festivities

  • Jeff and Kari
  • Game playing at the Smith house--brings out the Christmas spirit in everyone
    Funniest part of Christmas - Ollie and Grandma taking jabs at each other
    Luke 2 on Christmas Eve (in digital form)
    Time to check the stockings after looking at Christmas lights
    Everyone's excited about Mom buying matching pajamas
    Opening presents with the McClanahans on Christmas morning
    And done!

    Pre-Christmas Festivities

  • Jeff and Kari
  • The kids getting ready to take in their first Nutcracker viewing
    Kari and Rach feigning excitement (Kari for the pic and Rach for the show)

    Crashing a burger bar with Aunt Christy and Cousin Mila
    Tackling the annual tradition of decorating a gingerbread house
    Checking out the Shrek on Ice exhibit at the Gaylord Hotel
    Jonathan making a craft Kari designed for the branch Christmas party

    Jake hitting up Santa for gifts at the branch Christmas party

    Decorating the McClanahan tree with the cousins
    Bring on Christmas!

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