The Walters' Family Christmas
The Walters family Christmas celebration is always a pretty hectic but fun event. I think for the size family we have, we are pretty tightly knit. It's pretty amazing that in the absence of our Mom and Dad that we are all still loving to get together like this a couple times annually. We now have 63 in our immediate family if I am counting everyone.
Caroline and Claire in the inflatable jumping / slide. It was put to good use.
Llewel driving the Club Car around the farm at break-neck speeds with Merry, Camille and Melody in tow. They were having a blast.
Caroline, Diane and Charlie listening to Llewel tell them how it is, or was. Look, Charles believes every word:-)
Ethan Castleberry showing us how much time he had available to answer our questions. Not really. I have no idea what he was doing. John Dial shot this photo and most of these.
Charlie Ingram looking like he was posing. But all the while standing by a fire pit. Maybe his pants were just hot.
We employed the blow up slide once again this year. The kids loved it but this year the adults stuck to eating, table games and watching the fire burn. Brody about wore it out.
I know this isn't normal, but Jonathan looks like he is giving some serious advice. Or maybe making a statement about something he has just grazed from the buffet.
Larry, Llewel and me all in line, all ahead of the old people. Oh wait, we are the old people now. Well, they are. I just wanted to lead them through the line.
Fizz, who must have taken a thousand photos, Molly, Amber and Rusty enjoying making fun of some poor person.
Corey Dial's first time to shoot. I think he actually was about 100% accurate. It is unreal how these kids who play video games have their hand-eye coordination down so well. At least there is some redeeming quality that has come out of it all. However, when he didn't have on his ear protection, he had an iPod in his ears:-) Ironic.
Scott Walters, Bryan Saintes and Charlie Ingram shooting some Annie Oakley. The guns got a work out. And so did our shoulders.
We played a couple games of Mexican Train dominoes. It is a fairly slow and boring game but fun all the same. I couldn't remember to say "I'm getting off the train" and neither could Charlie:-) Sherry was the "getting off the train cop" for the night. She caught Charlie!
Now this is a rare shot. It's not rare to see Larry, Llewel and me in a food line, but playing dominoes, this is a first. We had a good time. Larry and Mary Ann stayed over in the guest barn.
Llewel had a spasm in his shoulder and Mikki took it upon herself to rid him of it. During the Mexican Train game.
Chesney Dial, Caroline Saintes and Jody Ingram mesmerized by Planet Earth videos, or by Loony Toons.
Brody getting a helping hand from Uncle Harold