Happy New Year Twenty-Ten!

We started the New Year with Nikander family pictures with the whole crew.  My sister’s family is only down here in the desert every other Christmas, so we take advantage of every blinkin’ minute.  We’ve done red, white and black…. blue and browns… and this year black, white and hot pink.  We actually had everyone participate with the correct colors this year!  There’s a first time for everything!  We’ve come a long way, baby, because this was the first year we did not have to schedule pictures around naptime!  Whoopie!

I always try to make sure we have pictures of each kid individually with Rick and I as well as their grandparents.  Neither Rick or I have photos like that from our families.  There’s the odd one, but nothing like our kids will have.  We almost succeeded yesterday, but with 17 people wandering around, we did miss a few.  I’m not sure why I think it’s so important to have those mom/kid pictures, but I do love having them down the road at scrapbook time.  Call me a sentimental fool… and I’ll gladly agree.

This one has been my favorite since we started this pose with daddy and daughter about eight years ago.  So cute to see our little girl turn into an amazing woman of God!  We are so blessed.

One more and I’ll be done…..

It seems Rick and I are getting shorter and shorter.  This may be our last New Year picture without a kid taller than us.  Time is sure flying while we are having fun!

Make 2010 a great year!

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3 Responses to “Happy New Year Twenty-Ten!”

  1. Gramps and Gram Says:

    We enjoyed your family pictures. You are a very good looking family.

    We have not been to Phoenix since 1988. We had been on a tour of the Maritimes and met a couple who invited us to their home, in Phoenix, for a visit.
    We had a very nice visit with them. We visited the Grand Canyon for the third time and friends north of Phoenix. I have cousins who did live in Phoenix. They lost a son, years ago, in a small plane accident.

    Happy New Year to all of you – a blessed year. Val

  2. rixgal Says:

    Hi Gram, I do have to apologize that I still need to mail your book to you. My sister’s family leaves tomorrow, so I’ll get it in the mail this week! Sorry for the delay. It’s been cousins sleep-over and cousins sleep-over. Tonight is the last one!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Kelly Watson Says:

    Happy New Year to You, too. Hopefully you will have Zaza in next year’s picture, so that you will still have someone shorter than you :) Praying 2010 brings abundant blessings!
    ☺ Kelly

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