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Extended Family @ Thanksgiving!

Extended Family @ Thanksgiving!

B's side of the tree


Rhea Nucleus

Rhea Nucleus

Back: Brian, Laura, Josiah, Kari, Aidan (L&C's son), Larr, Christi (with Sophia in tummy)
Front: Denise (B's mom), Larry (B's dad)


Potential Hilarity...

Potential Hilarity...

Aidan didn't follow through with what Larr's eyes are anticipating!


Parents and Grandmas

Parents and Grandmas

Laura Ann, Brian, Mema (mom's mom), Grandma (dad's mom), Dad, Mom


Fancy Schmancy

Fancy Schmancy


The loot

The loot


It's all you need...

It's all you need...


Christmas in Coppell

Christmas in Coppell


Welcome to New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico


Loretto Chapel

Loretto Chapel

Home of the famous Miraculous Staircase


Cafe Paris

Cafe Paris

in Albuquerque, New Mexico...and yes, I had to Google the spelling.


Get that girl a quilt!

Get that girl a quilt!


We're not smiling...

We're not smiling...

we're frozen solid.


The Springs

The Springs

Pagosa Springs lit up at night


Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

Cool little church in town...packed with Texans.


Hosts

Hosts

Thanks friends!


Colorado in a nutshell.

Colorado in a nutshell.


*Insert Angel Chorus*

*Insert Angel Chorus*

It literally smells clean.


The View

The View

Laura isn't in the photo because she just flew over that cliff like the hellion that she is.


Wee Snowman

Wee Snowman


Swasko Ladies

Swasko Ladies


High School Yearbook?

High School Yearbook?

Quarterback Brian Rhea and head cheerleader Laura Swasko take a quick break from being popular to have their photo taken. A combination of words that have never been used before and will never, ever be used again.


The Kiddos

The Kiddos


*sigh*

*sigh*

Approximately 17 seconds prior to flying off a ramp, landing squarely on my back and sustaining a painful back injury. Did I mention that Laura warned me not to do this?


Cane't Keep a Good Man Down!

Cane't Keep a Good Man Down!

Paul takes on the hill, artificial hip and all!


The Fam!

The Fam!

Brian, Laura, Lyndsey (Eric's sis), Kristi Leigh, Eric, Betty and Paul


The lake, other condos and mountains...

The lake, other condos and mountains...


Two cases of pneumonia for $100, Alex

Two cases of pneumonia for $100, Alex

U.N. peacekeepers arrived shortly after the photograph and convinced both parties to drop the snowballs.


Ice Sculptors

Ice Sculptors

Pablo y Brion hard at work


Bobblehead Snowman

Bobblehead Snowman

Likes: Elastic headbands, brain teasers and neck braces.
Dislikes: Close-ups, headbanging and jokes about giant heads.


Excitable Snowman

Excitable Snowman

Likes: HGTV, after-Christmas sales and show tunes.
Dislikes: Sarcasm, plaid patterns and party poopers.


Gangsta Snowman

Gangsta Snowman

Likes: Tinted windows, gold teeth and 2Pac.
Dislikes: Appropriately-fitting clothing, Toby Keith and proper grammar.


That is one giant snowhead.

That is one giant snowhead.

Frosty The Snowgenius...and strong neck muscles to boot.


Rhea in the Snow

Rhea in the Snow

We have a picture just like this one in the sand of a beach in the Bahamas! Hooray juxtaposition!


It's been a few years...

It's been a few years...

...can we resurrect the "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!" joke? No? Too soon?


Snow Blinded by Love

Snow Blinded by Love


Look Ma, No Hands!

Look Ma, No Hands!

Betty shows 'em how it's done!


Hot tubbin'...

Hot tubbin'...

Nothing like a hot tub in the basement to keep you indoors.


Polar Bear Club

Polar Bear Club

Notice Kristi Leigh getting ready to pummel us in the background!


Ice Monster

Ice Monster

...or, the blandest snowcone flavor ever.


Kristi and BunnyKitty

Kristi and BunnyKitty

It began as a cat but found it's way to bunnyville.


Eric & Snowcat

Eric & Snowcat

A very impressive sculpture! It stands on four legs and I'm not allergic to this breed...thumbs up!


Freezer Burn

Freezer Burn

What's whiter? The snow or my brutally caucasion epidermis?


Polar Bear Club

Polar Bear Club

The simple question, "Why?" never seemed so pertinent as now.


Bizarro World Ostrich

Bizarro World Ostrich

Kristi impersonates an ostrich and gets it exactly backwards.


Somebody put a tent on this circus!

Somebody put a tent on this circus!

A rousing game of Pit!


She's a trooper...

She's a trooper...

Despite sustaining an ass-busting injury a few days before on this very slope, Laura Ann owns the hill.


A-dorable.

A-dorable.

Laura Ann getting ready to sled...


Bail out...

Bail out...

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.


Choo choo!

Choo choo!

Come on and ride the train!


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