Sunday, December 20, 2009

Granny and Papa's Christmas, 2009

Yesterday was the annual Christmas celebration at my Granny and Papa's house in Mount Sterling, Missouri. Quickly thinking back, I'm pretty sure that, in all of my 33 years, I've never missed a Schaeperkoetter Christmas. And Dale said yesterday that he thinks this was his 8th. Man, we're getting old!

The Herman girls have settled right into the craziness that is the Schaeperkoetter Christmas. Lots of amazing food (love the rolls!), 38 wonderful people (spanning in age from 86 years to 2 months), tractor rides for the kids in the Kubota (compliments of Schaeperkoetter Sales & Service), gifts from Granny and Papa that each of us pick out ourselves (a tradition started several years ago so that the surprises of the day were for the two wonderful people who funded them!), and wonderful times "catching up" with family members with whom we don't get the opportunity to see much throughout the year.

We missed you two, Em and Nathan! Hopefully you'll feel like you were "there" from looking at these pictures...

Extended Family

Herman Girls

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