Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wow..still recovering from Christmas...

I hope everyone  had a great Christmas. This was our first Christmas in Utah. It was our first Christmas together with JUST our immediate family. It was nice and I actually enjoyed myself that day. The kids were excited and it was everything they wished for. They really had a great day.

My brother came to town, and we celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. The kids were so excited that they could  open a couple of the gifts.

Ready to open gifts!

I wanted to get a quick picture of the kids with my brother...yea...they wanted to play!  But at least I have a picture.
Drew, Jubert, Ann, Caroline and Sammie

Then Robert and I put everyone to bed and Santa could  visit. It was a memorable Christmas at the Cratin house.

I was fortunate enough to be able to take some engagement pictures of Jubert and Ann. I am pleased with how they turned out.  Tonight we went to Temple Square to try and take some pictures with the lights.  We could  get a couple, but it got dark quick.  However, we have a couple of great shots.  We even could  get away and have a nice dinner.  I loved it.  I could  spend time with my brother and his future wife. My future sister in law,  I am over the top excited and so happy for the two of them and starting a life together.

So my family is happy and excited about next year!  Hope you had a great Christmas.  I Cannot wait to get 2011 started.  Hope you have a happy NEW YEAR!  Time to spend more quality time with my family before "crazy time starts."

Until the next time...have fun creating.


  1. What a lovely snapshot!!!!

    Happy New Year!!!

  2. Wow, it looks like a great Christmas Sesil!! ✿

  3. Love how excited the kiddies look! Sounds like you had a wonderful time :)

  4. Looks like so much fun!!! Happy, happy New Year!!