We have been gathering together with several dear families after Christmas for over 20 years.
This year we spent the day at Rand & Michelle's amazing property out in Waddell.
And this year we hula hooped!
Kayelen (middle) constructs the best hula hoops... perfectly weighted for adults.
Even my husband took a turn. God love him.
Emolyn loved watching the chickens peck...
... and later giving her Mommy a peck while picking lemons.
Terry, Randy, Rand and Shawn sharing a good one.
We're a very distracted bunch. It was like herding cats to make this group photo shoot happen.
But it was so worth it!
Once the sun started setting behind the Estrella Mountains,
we all bundled up and gathered our chairs around the bon fire.
Miranda and I took turns holding Elsie to keep warm.
Elsie was mesmerized by the fire. And so was I.
I am so grateful to Nancy for capturing some of these amazing, memorable moments!