Friday, January 28, 2011

Christmas in Kansas!

We ventured out to Kansas for Christmas this year! It's where Mario's grandparents live, as well as his aunt and cousins. Our little get-together somehow snowballed into a humongous family reunion! I had the opportunity to meet some of Mario's family that I had only heard rumors stories about!!! It ended up being so much fun. As always, there was good food, lots of laughter, lots going on, and lots of love. I must confess I was a little worried about how the boys would do with so many crazy, loud adults around, but they did outstanding! Aunt Kathy made us a little "home" in her basement--the perfect place for our little guys to nap their cares away. Anthony loved being the center of attention during our Christmas Eve worship time, making up his own words to the hynms and singing at the top of his lungs! Lucas warmed up to everyone quickly and had fun being held by all.

the gang

me and ma (mario's mom)--
if you look above, you'll notice we're the only two blondes in the picture!
(well, maybe lucas counts!)

to the left of Mario is his brother Ben
to the right are his cousins Chris, Elliot, and Michael

our Mammina family photo--
it was sooo good to see mario's parents and brother

this should've been our family photo, but Anthony didn't want to have his picture taken!

ok, take two!

Lucas is sporting his "my first Christmas" bib that Nonna got for him

Merry (belated) Christmas from our crazy family to yours!