You guessed it! Family!!
|Intense concentration for White Elephant exchange|
This past Saturday was the famous Clark Family Christmas. This is a annual festive celebration has evolved over the years, and still NO ONE MISSES IT! We come from all across the United States. My cousin Andrea comes from California !!!
|Our White Elephant Exchange can be very cut throat!|
I stopped going for at least 10 years after my father passed away. I needed to work through some things and become my own person and to do this I had felt the need to drop out their lives. Then suddenly I, with my little family, showed up fairly un-announced to the party two years ago and surprised everyone.
This year the party was held at a banquet room in a local Church as our family has grown so large. Everyone brings a dish to pass, and Gramma supplies the ham. The food is outstanding!
|Potato Salad, Sweet Potatoes, Mac 'n Cheese, Scalloped Potatoes, 7 layer salad, swedish meatballs, ham...|
Just ask my son Brady!!!
|That's Gramma Clark to the left of Brady|
We caught up with each other...
|Aunt Cindy and my cousin Maurine|
Made plans for summer trips to visit...
|My step brother Dan and his wife Patty|
|Aunt Sue and her daughter Ali|
My son Logan is excited because Santa is coming...
Which means kids gifts are coming soon!!!!
This was the quietest time !!!
When the party was over we toured the town the party was held, Frankenmuth, Michigan. I tried to get pictures of the wonderful lighted display on the river. My camera is rather sucky in the dark though. This is the best I could get:
Then Sunday was dinner with my mom's husband Bruce and my Gram's. She made ham and all the fixings too, but because it's just my little family and them we were able to sit around the table and eat together. There is SO MUCH SNOW in the Thumb of Michigan. This is the road to Gram's house..
They had 18 inches fall in a day, then wind followed. The drifts are very impressive!
I believe I made Bruce tear up when he opened his. It's a picture from the Eukanuba dog show of Hank and Mom. He hugged me hard and said thank you so many times...
|Bruce with a picture of Hank and Mom at Eukanuba|