Friday, December 30, 2011


We love Christmas. To us it is definitely the "most wonderful time of the year" and the "hap, happiest season of all." In spite of Andrew's getting sick on his birthday eve (Friday) he felt much better by Dec 24 and had a great birthday celebration. Andrew got to make a request per Megan's (WONDERFUL) tradition and I asked her to make a tasty and ultra-rich chocolate cake. It was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. Thanks babe!

All of the Joe K and Marion Holyoak clan was able to be there for the wonderful weekend (though we had to share some of them with in-laws) and we really enjoyed our time together.

It turns out Alex is very good at opening presents. He was so intent on the opening that he generally discarded the contents of the bag or box to find the next thing to unwrap!

Happy Birthday Andrew!

This is a great gift Megan came up with for Joe and Marion. They each received a memory book to fill that their posterity can enjoy. The books are full of questions about their past experiences which they can write out while spending their time up at the cabin. They agreed to make an effort in filling in the prompts.

We just about filled up the basement with all the presents and people. What fun!

Alex really enjoys his gift from Grandma and Grandpa Holyoak. Thanks!

Here Dad helps Alex try out his new rocking horse!

We had a great time in Moab and really appreciated the time spent together. As the new year approaches and we consider our favorite time of year again, we can't help but shout one last time: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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