Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ellis Family Photos 2009

We weren't going to take family pics this year until my AMAZING friend and unbiological sister offered to take them for us! She has a great eye and an awesome camera! I told her she should make a living out of her hobby, but she hates the stress and it no longer becomes enjoyable for her. Luckily with us there was NO STRESS and although I told her I had NO expectations, I KNEW she'd do an OUTSTANDING job! She took over 300 pics and these are just some of my FAVS! Thank you Renee, you're the BESTEST FRIEND EVER! :)

Off to church in our Christmas Best

They clean up nice!
Sweet shoes Cam! (he forgot his church shoes!) LOL
Ava and her American Girl in matching X-mas dresses

We gave Hannah (a.k.a Fifi) Ava's dress from last year. It was a little big, but still so cute! I guess I liked that style dress since I bought the same one two years in a row unknowingly! HA!

She needs a little sister, huh? :)

Laser Tag, Roller Skating and Steaks!

Not sure who's helping whom here :)
Ava and Grandma

Ava trying to pull Cam down!

The Ellis boys.............LOOK OUT!

Laser Tag

Posing by the peanuts at Texas

Cool new skater hoodies from Grandma and Grandpa B.

Caught him with his hand in the peanut jar!

J and his parents

More attacking Uncle Cam

Another self portrait of me and Cam

A Texas Steakhouse Family shot

On Sat. after X-mas we headed to the Recreation Station to get some exercise! First we played guys against girls in laser tag (guys won every time), and then we roller skated! We had a blast! Afterwards we headed to Texas Steakhouse at Cam's request for a deeeeeeeeelish steak dinner and don't forget those YUMMY rolls :)

Christmas FUN with the Ellis fam!

The guys fried the turkeys

Jen making punkin pie

Pop playing Mario Cart
Cam playing Mario Cart with help from Ruby
Ava is her tutu made by Auntie Toni

Ethan shooting his Air Soft gun
Cam giving Ethan a safety brief

The kids bball hoop from Grandma and Grandpa Brancher
J opening his BIG surprise!
A new and IMPROVED Star Wars Blankie made with love from his Mommy!

This one his sisters might touch! LOL
The side by side of the old and the new!
A military guy from Grandma Fiore

Webkins from Grandma Fiore
GI Joe PJ's
Cam got an Iraqi Freedom K-Bar "Get some Cam!!"
Vic Sec shimmering lotion in a cute bottle
Matching candy cane Pj's with Jen (and Sistos)

Pink BLING Dominoes! What every girl needs!!!

HSM Karaoke for the Wii

"I Spy" games made by Auntie Molly..............I mean Toni :)

Christmas Eve in our NEW X-mas PJ's
Poor Uncle Cam - kids wouldn't leave him alone! HA!

New PJ's
We had a wonderful Christmas with Greg, Jeni and Cameron this year. It would've been complete if Lins and fam and Toni and fam were here too and we missed them a lot! It's so hard to get everyone together when we're all spread out across the US these days! We had a lot of fun and as usual a lot of laughs though. We watched The Grinch a "few" times along with X-mas vaca. and a few others. We deep fried two turkeys and made all the fixins to go along with 'em! Jeni made yummy punkin rolls and pie! Santa was good to everyone and especially the kids! We're looking forward to an Ellis/Lowe Family Reunion this summer is Colville, WA with Granddad and Pat!