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S: Christmas In Missouri 2009

1: A Christmas to Remember

4: The planning began early! Grandma Marian was instrumental in organizing and making a schedule for meals and sleeping arrangements. We were not sure at first how we would all fit, and then there was the little matter of the bathroom not being done...as the week approached, so did the crazy Missouri weather. An unusual and record setting blizzard and winter snowfall set upon us. Mom and dad Dew arrived early to help get ready. The Lien, and Chris Dew families decided to arrive a day early to beat the storm. Jeremy finished the upstairs bath with dad's help about a half an hour before Chris and family arrived. We spent our week sharing meals, playing games, making crafts, watching movies, exchanging special gifts, enjoying a Christmas Eve lunch at Fuji's Japanese Steakhouse, pizza and a swimming party at Ramada's Monkey Cove, Christmas Eve communion, as well as just hanging out and visiting with one another. Well, there may have been a few loads of dishes, a few trash bags, and a bit of throw-up and laundry in there too. A Christmas to Remember, and, a good time had by all! | Joy Unceasing

5: Love Unyielding

7: Fun with Grandma, Grandpa, and Ashley

8: Overby Family fun before the group arrives...

9: Jeremy, Kerry, Nic, Ella, and Macy Overby | Jessica and Brittany were unable to join us this year...we missed them greatly!!

10: Where is Daddy? Jeremy worked for a week straight, and right up to the wire on the upstairs bath.

11: Poor Trey, after a rough night, he spent his first day in seclusion on the playroom futon. Thankfully he was up and running quickly...

12: Mom and Dad trained their children well... the girls relaxing and Chris doing the dishes....

13: The Settlers of Catan crowd enjoyed some team play...

14: Crafts and games were a fun distraction during our

15: cold and snowy Missouri blizzard... | Nicolle and Kerry enjoyed making nativity wreaths... oh yeah, and the girls too...

19: and Bingo was his name-o...

21: Jacob and Morgan Lien

22: Presents under the tree... everyone wants to know, what's for me?? This year we talked about getting what we deserved. None of us deserve the love of Jesus, who came to earth so full of power but in the fragile form of a baby. None of us deserved the love that He has offered us from arms stretched out on a "tree". We give gifts this year, and in the years to come, because Christ lavished love on us, when we least deserved it. It was fun to give this year... knowing we each gave in the spirit of Jesus, Each gift undeserved, yet offered with lavish joy and received with humble hearts.

26: We ate most of the food before we could get pictures of it

27: Christmas pj's were first, followed by our gift exchange

28: All I want for Christmas is ...

29: The kids enjoyed sledding and playing in the falling snow...

30: After being snowed in for so long it was great to get out and wear off some energy in the pool and on the water slide. Check out Chris's "senior" portrait...

32: Random Family Fun

33: Chris, Nicolle, Ashley, Trey and Kylie Dew

35: G-ma & G-pa Dew

37: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"

38: Deep in the Heart of Texas! After our wonderful family get-together...we headed down south with our friends Reuben & Deanna for an extra week of fun and sun!

39: San Antonio After an "exciting" but brief stay at the cockroach motel...we relocated and settled in to relax

40: Remember the Alamo! | We ate at the very first restaurant on the Riverwalk Good Food...and cheap | Outside the "space needle" | On the Riverwalk... -33 back home--76 here! | We made some pretty pathetic looking hombres

42: Our "Venice" canal tour | Colorful sidewalk cafes...

43: Reuben & Jim toured the ship, while Deanna & Marian went to the aquarium | The Gulf Beaches & Parasailing

45: L-We loved to watch the dolphins jump in front of the big ships coming in...and of course our beggar friend! R-Charlotte Plummers and the shrimpers

46: We toured the wildlife refuge near Port Aransas...but it was too cold that day for most of the animals. Boo Hoo...the alligators wouldn't come out to play!

47: The condo--top floor with a view of the beach! | THANKS, Reuben & Deanna!!!

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