Saturday, January 12, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas

Since both Cameron and I work in healthcare one of us is usually working on Christmas.  This year we got lucky and neither of us had to work Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  We haven't had Christmas with family since 2010 so we were excited to travel to Arizona to spend time with Cameron's family over the holiday.  The whole Keil clan was able to attend, except Blake who recent joined the coast guard and is currently at boot camp.  This was the first time in 18 years that all of the Keil's have been together.  We had so much fun! 

A Keil gathering is always full of laughter, food, teasing, food, stories, food, and more food!  When I first had a meal with the Keil's I was nervous, I am sort of a picky eater and with their Samoan side they tend to eat some strange things.  Now, I look forward to the leg of lamb, potato and soda bread, corned beef and most of all chop suey!  The trip was so much fun and we cannot wait until with get to see them again.

These photos are not in any particular order and there are a lot of them...
Kyle playing with Papa

Ashley and Kyle.  Ashley has a hard time remember Cameron's name but, she always knew Kyle's.

Kyle and Dylan hanging out in their Bumbos

Oh the food, this is only about half of it.

The desserts

All the cousins visiting

Saying goodbye to Nana

Dylan's new snowsuit from her Uncle Cameron

Poor Dylan was teething and sick but, she sure loved chewing on that can!

Ally, Ashley, Anisha, and Tegan making a poster to send to Blake

Cousin night at the bowling alley!  Cameron won with a high score of 151, which meant no doing dishes for him.
Uncle Mike in Aunty Lana's apron making bacon

Going to Church

Kyle, Nancy, Great-Grandpa, and Dylan