Monday, January 6, 2014

My Month in Numbers: A Visit Home

Miles traveled to visit our extended families: 402
Miles traveled on alternate way home: 465
Number of people in small sedan: 4
Number of dogs with people in small sedan: 2
On Christmas Eve, we visited Paul's side of the family and saw:
his parents: 2
his brothers and sisters/in-laws: 5
our nieces/nephews: 4
great-grandchildren: 4
On Christmas day, we ate:
1 prime rib (lovingly tied by my brother-in-law who used to be a butcher)
2 loves of artisan bread
We played 1 game of Family Jeopardy and took lots of group photos, including:
3 goofy brothers
6 happy siblings gathered together for the first time in several years
6 cousins in their traditional stairway pose, and
16 members of the Ontiveros clan together for a wonderful Christmas Day!
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My Month in Numbers is hosted by Julie Kirk. You can see other December MMIN posts and join in by clicking over to this link. I love the flexibility offered by the MMIN memes. I use it in many different ways - this month it was the perfect way to blog the last of my Christmas photos (December Daily still to be posted!). Thanks Julie! 


25 comments:

Lesley G said...

Great happy photos and that Artisan bread had me drooling :)

helena said...

I feel bathed in smiles from all these happy family photos

Julie Kirk said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Rinda! And thanks for all your supportive comments during 2013.

One of my favourite things about everyone's MinN posts for December is seeing so many happy family photos. You've got some lovely shots there which I'm sure will be looked back on fondly over the years.

I hope those dogs [and the people for that matter] in the car were well behaved for those 800+ miles!

You're on the board now Rinda: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/

Wishing you a great start to a fresh new year.

Julie :-)

Abi said...

Lovely collection of numbers Rinda. That photo of clara is just beautiful. What a lovely extended family you have. Our family is small and I would love the hustle and bustle of big family get togethers.

Cheri said...

You all look so happy! We used to have family celebrations like that before my Mom died. It's been quiet since. But someday I'll be the matriarch and Christmas chaos will reign again...

Sian said...

Lovely happy photos of a family enjoying each others company - what a great way to head towards a new year of counting

Linda said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! Happy New Year!

Kirsty.A said...

Such lovely group photos

Sheena said...

Great MMIN Rinda x
Love all the family photos, my cousins & I always used to gather on the stairs at family "do's"

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Sandie said...

That's lovely Rinda - how nice for everyone to be together for Christmas and for you to take these photos as a memory keeper.
Happy New Year!!

Sandie said...

That's lovely Rinda - how nice for everyone to be together for Christmas and for you to take these photos as a memory keeper.
Happy New Year!!

Miriam said...

What a wonderful happy family post Rinda. I have the same cousins on stairs photo in my 365 December collection. This time three of them have children of their own.

Jo Murray said...

Lovely photos of a close and happy, and good-looking,family. Thanks for letting me join in. Happy New Year Rinda!

debs14 said...

A brilliant Month in Numbers! Love those group photos.

sky-blu-pink said...

Amazing pictures especially the one n the bauble!

Missus Wookie said...

Wonderful photos and summary! I didn't manage to get the photos of the nineteen of us on Saturday - wished I had.

Ali H said...

What a brilliant summary of your family get together ! Ali x

Melissa said...

Such wonderful photos & a nice looking family. I love that photo of Clara with the Christmas tree lights in the background - beautiful!

The Mann Fam said...

Great recap. Love all your family photos.

Karen said...

What lovely family shots! I just love the one of you and your siblings, the final shot of the whole family, and the beautiful portrait of Clara.

Flora said...

You have a beautiful family, Rinda!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a lovely joyous set of photos Rinda :o)

alexa said...

What a glorious set of smiling faces! How lovely to have had such family fun ... And that bread is mouth-wateringly attractive.

Gail said...

What great family photos Rinda! I had to laugh at the comments about 4 people and 2 dogs in a small sedan.