Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hanging out in our cabin.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Emmett took a 2 hour nap on Sam's shoulder! Thanks Sam!

Heading to the dining hall in the new sled. (Emmett didn't really ride like that, strictly for the picture)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Camp 2009

We left for Christmas Camp a day late because Erik was not feeling well. We got there in time for dinner on the 28th. Guess who wanted to hold Emmett first?

After breakfast we went right to the sledding hill...Caleb still loves this sled the best!

Emmett and I played inside while the bigger boys went sledding. Crazy to think that next year he will be walking around and playing with his brothers.

This tube was a Christmas present for Emmett! My mom heard us talking about this tube from LLBean and just knew that Emmett would love it...someday. For now Caleb, Jackson and Erik are making good use of it.

Mei was really excited to help out and be around me and Emmett this week. I think she felt comfortable with me because there were so many people that she didn't know. It was so fun to talk with her and get to know her more. She is such a funny girl! We are so glad you are part of our family now.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Adeline and Emmett in matching outfits (not planned!)

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Caleb and Jackson went sledding with Claire and Nellie and had a great time!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Strom boys!

Christmas Day

I know his eyes are kinda scary but I had to post a picture of him with his stocking!

Christmas morning we opened more presents and then headed to Nana and Papa's for breakfast and even more presents! We are all so spoiled.

Emmett's first Christmas

The boys got a lot of new train stuff!

Emmett got his very own chair...although he doesn't look to thrilled about it.

I think this is Erik's last picture until up at Christmas camp...right before dinner he got really sick with the flu and spent the rest of the evening in the basement, freezing and feeling like he was going to throw up. Poor guy.

GG and Great Grandpa

The boys were so excited about their McQueen pjs.

All tired out from an exciting first Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Since we were over at my parents late last night we just decided to sleep over and have Christmas with each other in the morning. The boys loved waking up at Gramma and Poppas and being with his Aunts and Uncles right away.


How cute is this kid?!


Uncle Mike took this cute picture of Emmett.

Opening presents.

After presents we headed home for naps and then off to a 4:00 service at church.

Caleb and Jackson liked the candles for 1 second and then got a little nervous.

After church we were back at my parents house for dinner and presents with all my cousins.

Sweet Adeline in a dress my mom made for me when I was a baby!

Emmett's first picture with Wendy.

Here is our family by the tree. (Kyle and Jenny came a little later)

This is Mor Mor and all the great grand kids that came in 2009. Adeline, Emmett and Mei Lynn.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas with Poppa's family

Smoothies with Colby...a new favorite for all!

Finally meeting Great Grandma Mecher

The Mecher women...

and men.