Who: The VanDerwerken Clan
What: Christmas Break
Where: Schoharie, New York
When: December 18-Jan 2, 2010
Why: Well, everyone else has pictures from the break on THEIR blogs!
First, the menfolk put in a new pellet stove. Kinda smelly, but super warm.
My dad was super excited because now our house is heated locally (by local farmers’ hay)…yippee…
…while us womenfolk baked.
(Actually, my mom baked. The rest of us watched. I think Ariel only put the apron on for the picture.)
Then, we went to lots of basketball games.
We played a ton of games.
And I usually got mad if I lost.
We woke up too early on Christmas morning.
Nate hit the motherload with his giant Costco stocking.
We tried to take family pictures…
and were somewhat successful…(if you disregard Capri’s oddly colored tongue and Skyler’s weird smirk)
Actually, I don’t think we were able to take a single good, usable family picture.
(No offense Tyson, but you look like a goober)
We shone like stars in the Christmas family talent show.
We watched movies…
And made mom particularly angry by having several blow-dart nerf bullet wars.
I read a lot of books (the entire Twilight series, actually. Definitely team Edward. Duh.)
while Nate watched a lot of football.
We played basketball…
…and we tried to sneak as many kisses as possible into my mom’s pictures…
Our family members didn’t find that very funny, but man, was it hilarious!
We ate tons and tons of food. (this is us eating. and posing. of course)
ALSO…Nate spent 24 entire hours deathly ill and vomiting, and then the next 48 hours recuperating. He would not let me post pictures. Rude.
ALSO… I almost died due to allergy induced hyperventilation from my family’s creepy and gross cats.
But then we bought a HEPA filter and all was well.
Again, no pictures.
In conclusion, our first Christmas break together (actually, it’s our 3rd, but we’ve never been MARRIED before!) was, clearly, awesome.
What We Did Over Christmas Break – in 2D
(fyi..to avoid certain confusion, the explanations are UNDER the pictures in this blog)