I love family pictures. I mean, I really love family pictures. Here is the family picture taken this year on Christmas Day. It was truly magical to have Michael, Tony, Brody, Connie, and Lynn be “home for Christmas” this year.
Santa was really good to all of us this year!
Lynn ended up with a few Arabic study manuals! Go Jed Rock!Michael needed some new t-shirts! Lynn and I found this one at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida.
This came in handy to the UCLA vs. Temple game held December 29th at RFK Stadium here in Washington DC. It was 29 degrees when the game started and in wind chill, that was 19 degrees! It was about 4 degrees colder when the game ended. BRRR. UCLA won 30 to 21! Go Bruins!
That’s Brody’s “Cars” play-tent Brody is playing in. It’s also an activity center where Brody can kick a soccer ball into, throw a basketball into a hoop, and golf, etc. Naturally, he is a natural at it and takes to it like a duck to water! Presenting future Athlete of the Year, Brody Michael Balluff!
“Candy Cane?” became Brody’s way of asking for more!
visit Arizona in the future Tony!
Since Lynn and I had just returned from Florida, there were Chocolate Alligators/Crocodiles instead of Chocolate Santa’s in the stockings!
Ornament from Mike! I got one too and love mine!
All of us got to talk to Perris in Spain. This picture of course, is Connie having a conversation with him—she here at our condo in Arlington, Va and he is far-away Spain.. We even called Grandma Nelson and Anne and Silas’ Family in California and they talked to him too! How truly magical it is to have a Missionary out at Christmas-time proclaiming the gospel. Perris even shared his testimony with me before he hung up. If ever there were magic moments, this would be them! Thank you Perris!
After we finished talking to Perris it was time to eat Christmas dinner. I had three different types of meat, A Smithfield Smoked Ham, a Pop-eyes Cajun Turkey and a beef tenderloin. And there the family is enjoying Christmas dinner.
After dinner, I went to see New Moon or “Twighlight 2” with Connie and Tony. I so will be seeing the 3rd one! Brody stayed with Dad and Mike doing manly man things until we got home! Thanks to Michael, Tony, Connie, Brody and Lynn for a very Merry and Magical Christmas 2009! I love you all!