We spent Saturday morning over at my parents, exchanging gifts with the immediate family. See if you can guess who is the center of attention.
Little Trey makes everyone smile.
There were movies of movies of people making movies.
I think I see a little bit of Pops in Trey....or vise versa.
Mom just throws up her hands...
Little Trey knows how to enjoy the holidays.
Jacqui gets some help opening gifts.
There's no getting away from "The Moms"
Trey entertains Ilonka and Jacqui
Where are my gifts?
Look, a video Camera! Too bad the box is empty ;-)
Kids love boxes - especially big red ones.
Mom gets ready to snap another pic.
That evening we went over to my cousins House (David and Julie) for the official "Berryman Christmas Party". It's when all the extended family gets together and does the Christmas thing. We've been doing it for as long as I can remember. When you're a kid it's great because you get all kinds of cool toys. You go through a phase during your teen years when it's not as fun...and spending time with family almost seems like a burden. But, as you grow out of that and get even older (like me)...you start to really appreciate your family - and look forward to the times when you can get together. I really enjoyed the Berryman Party this year, and watching the 'new kids' tear into their toys and run around like crazy was a lot of fun for me.
The stars of the show. From front to back: Noah, Tanner and Trey.
Uncle Dave took a LOT of pictures.
Julie and David's house was beautiful.
Thanks for hosting this year!
John looks like a proud papa (he should).
Hey Uncle Dave!
Tanner looks on while Gretchen and Brian pig out.
In the background, Joe drinks a beer.
Jacqui gets into the picture.
Mary Louise, Brian, Julie, Gretchen and Richard are waiting to open gifts.
Joe claims his prize - a beer tree!
Shelly seems to enjoy her gift
More fun than you can shake a stick at.
Jacqui's folks celebrated Christmas in Louisanna. We had planned on being there this year (we alternate) but Jacqui's Doctor said she was grounded. Julie zapped me some pics she took with her Palm Pilot cam. Not bad!
Mary and Beck, dressed up fine!
Julie and Ken looking fine too!
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Rivault. The finest!
Papa, Mary and Gracie relax a bit.
Helping with the homwork.
And finally (this has to be the
longest page I've done), here are a few pictures from Christmas day.
I know I shouldn't drive and video tape at the same time.
Regardless, here's my Bro's house.
Careful Mom, wine and stairs don't mix.
This presentation brought to you by ME!
Jacqui is looking a little pregnant, yes?
Ilonka's folks - Herman and Laney -got in on the fun
Left cross - ouch!