Friday, December 26, 2014

high school friends

Each Christmas we try to organize a gathering of all of our high school friends while everyone is in town for the holidays.  This year we were able to get 5 of the 8 guys together. 
(From left: Matt, Justin, Jason, Zach, Jonathan E.  Not pictured: Jonathan H, Russ, Cameron)

Bryce was the oldest of the eight kids and one of only two boys.  I managed to get a picture of him with Matt's son, Caleb while he wasn't locked in his room playing Legos!
This has been a very difficult year for our friend Zach.  He lost his wife unexpectedly over the summer and then lost his mom to brain cancer last month.  It was so great seeing him and his sweet little girl Avery!

Emmy was so excited to have girls to play with in her room.

As everybody tired out, Emmy and Jonathan's daughter Julia took some time to watch a cartoon on the iPad.  I wasn't able to get a picture of her younger, on-the-run sister, Annabell.
I somehow managed to not get a picture of any of the women or Justin's sweet girls Avery and Sutton.  Even though the pictures are lacking, the memories and laughter were not.  I'm so glad this group has stayed close all these years!

1 comment:

Shipley Mommy said...

Look at all those kids! What a house full. I am sure you enjoyed every minute. :)