Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Witte Family Christmas Party

I have many, many memories of this party from years past. It always takes place on the Saturday night before Christmas Eve. And I've always enjoyed it.

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There is a slightly different mix every year, which is the name of the game when it comes to large families. Because Josh and I split holidays between each set of parents, I only go every other year.

But many parts are the same.

The aunts. The hot fruit salad (SO good). The cousins. The casseroles. The rice crispy treats with M&M's (Aunt Laurie makes the best ones). The uncles.

My Oma.

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The piano being played. Sometimes we sing Christmas carols in Dutch. But this year, Jonah (in green) treated us to a concert. He's really quite good.

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The babies. More every year, naturally.

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And the games. We're game players in this family.

From intense rounds of cards...

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(Uncle Henk and Uncle Teunis were just too cute playing Uno with all of the kids.)

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... To Trivial Pursuit.

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80's edition this time. And yes, that is the butt of a Care Bear.

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And really, what party is complete without Trivial Pursuit?

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So fun. Such a blessing.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

So bummed I missed out. Looks like you guys had a blast! Maybe next year...