Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Field Family Christmas!

This was our 3rd annual Field Family Christmas party. It takes place every year in Nibley Utah at my Dads youngest brothers house. It never fails to put us all in the Christmas spirit. My Aunt Julie is an amazing cook and she puts on quite the food show. Her homeade rolls are the best. Each year we draw names and also do an ornament exchange. Its always a Field Family brawl. This year the hot ornament was a John Deere Tractor ornament and my brother Tyler ended up going home with it. Our children were spoiled beyond belief, as well as their parents. It always so much fun to spend time with my Dads side of the family, although it is hard because he is no longer here. This time of year always makes me so grateful for all that I personally have been given. This year we were blessed with another bundle of Boy Joy, Carter John. He has a personality much like his momma. He is a smiler and he laughs at anything Dallin does. I am also very grateful for my marriage. My husband is the most supportive man and I am amazed at the love that i still have for him after 6+ years. he is my heart. He is also by far the best dad, he is so interactive with our boys and he truly loves to play and hang out with them. I still ask myself how I got so lucky. I am also very grateful for siblings that I love very much, between my brother, sister and I, we had 3 babies in 3 months. WOW are family dinners chaotic now! Tyler and Karlee are always there to lend a helping hand or offer to babysit. It so fun having kids together so close in age! Wow as I reflect back on 2009 I personally have been through alot. All of which trials have made me stronger. I have learned more about myself this year than any other year and im grateful for those friends that have truly been there for me. Looking to 2010, well all I can really see is that we booked a cruise in April to Mexico with some friends and we cant wait!!!! Much lies ahead for The VanDyke Family in the coming year..... and No folks a baby is not one of them! ha ha ha From Our Family to yours we wish you all a very Merry Holiday and great Blessings in the new year to come!