Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas in the desert

Well I know its a little late for a Christmas post, but here are some of the highlights of our Christmas. This year my whole family was there except for my brother Jacob who is serving in Seoul, Korea. He called home Christmas Eve to complete the family. This year was fun as our family is growing. There were gobs of grandkids, okay just 5 running around.

The stocking were hung by the chimney with care.

Christmas Eve dinner

Fairest Little Jesus Child

Christmas morning
All of the couples and Kurtis got paint ball guns for Christmas. Eric was thrilled with the newest gun addition.

Luke slept through Christmas morning, but was up for the reindeer suit later that afternoon.

Paintball wars in the tractor graveyard

We don't have too many Christmas tradions, but every year we take a journey into the Hyder desert to track down a historic site. I don't know how my father comes up with one every year but one thing I have learned is there is history everywhere. This site was an old mining community named Sundad in the 1950's. The story goes that an artistic women in the community made designs and patterns in the dirt out of rock and bottles that are still there today.

The old mine

The desert really is beautiful.

Skousen Christmas 2009

1 comment:

  1. How fun!! I miss Christmas in the desert, but a white Christmas is good too!! :) How fun to have all the family together! (I haven't even posted about Christmas yet, so you're definitely not too late!) :)