christmas in indy

we had such a fantastic time the week after Christmas at my mom and dad's house. my younger brother Ben, had returned home from a study abroad to China a few weeks earlier and we were so happy to see that handsome face! pretty much first on the agenda was presents, and i don't think there was anyone more excited than Connor!

future construction manager...
i was thrilled to be with my nephew, Zach, again and loved making this happy guy laugh! who couldn't love that face!

Kylene loved being a part of all the action and Zach wanted to be wherever Kylene was.
we just can't quite get enough of her.
it was so fun to be with my sister (isn't she beautiful) and her husband Jon.
we promised Connor snow at Nana and Grandpa's and they delivered! it was really fun for our family to have a white Christmas.
i don't know who's having more fun....

but i think it might be Connor.
we got a chance to be with both sets of my Grandparents while visiting. going to my Grandma and Grandpa Myers' home for our Christmas gathering brought back so many memories from my childhood.
below is my Grandma Myers
the joy of children at Christmas is contagious.
my Dad with my Grandma and Grandpa Myers.
Kylene was a happy participant in the activities and really loved her new purse.
my Mom was successful in getting us together for a family picture before Ben left for Provo.

one of Kylene's favorite spots was the piano
our lovely Nana with Kylene. my Mom makes all holidays and gatherings so fun and works so hard to give us young parents a real vacation. at one point Ashley and I looked at each other and said, "Mom looks really tired. Well, she has been fixing all the meals, cleaning up, watching our children, cleaning the house and doing all the the laundry."
One of Connor's favorite activities was bowling. He had a great time and has been talking about going again ever since.
Kylene was convinced this 16 lb ball was the one for her.
my Dad LOVES playing with Connor. the feeling is mutual.
my Mom got the kids matching pj's which are so darling. i don't know why Kylene can't pull it together for group pictures....
we at tons of good food, watched a few movies, my Mom and sister and I went on a "girls day out", we visited our favorite burger joint, Bub's, played volleyball at the church with our cousins, played games, played lots of Wii, at some more food and just overall had a ball being together. thanks for such a fantastic time Mom and Dad, we're planning our next trip back!


Ash & Jon said...

What a great recap of the week. And I love that picture of Connor putting Byron's face in the snow. As soon as that happened, Byron said it was time to go inside. :) But didn't I grab so great snow shots!?!

Katie Rod said...

I love all your pictures. You have some pretty darn cute kids. :)

Handi Andi said...

I love your family. I have so many really great memories of them and my trips down to Carmel. The snow pictures are a riot. It looks like Byron is getting worked! Love it.

Dancing Branflake said...

Love it all! We miss you guys so much.

melissa said...

Sounds like the merriest Christmas, ever! Zach and Kylene look a lot alike, as do you and your mother. Hope your mom got a vacation after your vacation. :)