Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's a Big Skoch Family Christmas!

Yesterday we spent the afternoon in Seneca, KS for the Skoch Family Christmas.  This is the first time in the last 5 years that we've attempted to have our annual Christmas and I was EXCITED!  I love when our family can get together.  So, this was much appreciated by myself and I hope a good time was had by all.  We gathered at good 'ol Valentino's (the only place big enough for our fam) for buffet dinner and a White Elephant gift exchange.  The food was great, family time was great, and white elephant was...well, white elephant.  haha.  The most special part of the day was that Grandma Skoch (or great-grandma to Jack) was completely surprised.  She had no clue that we'd be there and boy, was she thrilled.  She got to see all her 4 great grandson's together.  It was a special day.  We remembered our grandpa Paul in our before meals prayer.  I know he was looking down on us and smiling.  :) 
After dinner, some of us headed to grandma's nursing home to sing Christmas Carols for the residents.  They just loved it!  It was a great day.  I just want to say thanks for my big, little brother JohnMarc for giving up his weekend to hang out with us and drive me to/from Seneca.  Reid had to work and it's much easier to travel with a helper.  He was a trooper! 
Here are some pics from the day:
Grandma, the granddaughters, and their sons Tucker-2, Emery (on grandma's lap) 11mos, Jack 9mos, and Tate 2 months:

Eleanor Skoch and her children:

Mike Skoch family- (l to r) Tim-15, Ben- 23, Moom, Dad, Maggie-17, JohnMarc-21, Lucy-11, Me, Jack, Thomas-13:

2 generations of BCF's!:

2 days of work for me this week, 4 for Reid and then off to Nebraska for Christmas.  Tune in later this week for 9 month check up stats for Jack!
Until next time....