Happy Grandmother Carol and Astrid in the Christmas spirit.
Our little Christmas tree.
Kristy makes a Christmas appearance.
James and Mitch open presents.
J.J. joins the party.
I'm going out for the day.
My first laptop!
J.J. installs mom's new TV.
How 'bout some hoops, Gramps?
Dribble, dribble, shoot!
The little ball and the...
Then lots of balls.
Time for a rest.
The Peters' gift to Dad/Gramps.
Astrid's very first plane ride.
And away we go.
Mitch makes his first appearance on a plane.
Lets look at everything.
Girls having fun.
Do I get any frequent flyer miles?
J.J., the pilot joins the family on this historic plane ride.
Is this all there is to eat.
A happy flying family.
We hope we won't need this.
I'd rather read a story than look out the window.
Astrid kicked this boy's seat for much of the ride.
Aunt Patty, Carol's sister.
Son Jim, makes a Christmas appearance in Colorado from Hawaii.
Lisa (Scott's girlfriend) and Scott (Neal and Patty's son) came all the way from Alaska for this party.
That's Neal, Patty's husband.
These are the girls from the Peters' side of the family.
Joe, son of Mike and Terry makes his first appearance. He goes to school in Boulder, Colorado.
It was cold in Colorado.
It was time for some indoor recreation.
Lisa goes down.
Mitch's first trike ride.
Sisters: Patty and Carol.
Carols would later fall and crack her wrist.
It's relaxing time.
The Peters' family watches a Sesame Street movie on their iPhone.
Astrid jams on the harmonica.
We did a lot of eating on this trip.
The nighttime campfire was a good way to catch a cold.
Lisa gets a swig of the "black lightning".
The three "Js". J.J., Jim and Joe.
Trackchasing's First Mother and her "Superman" (my words).
Playing adult nighttime party games.
It was fun.
The "Whispering" game.
Carol ends up with a broken wrist.
We had a crowd in our lodge room.
I like this picture of Kristy.
Mitch loved his chocolate milk.
Jim uses "toe warmers".
J.J. is ready to battle the cold weather.
More J.J., Jim and Joe.
Our Mercury Marquis rental car was perfect for this trip.
I always dress lightly.
This was our lodge.
This was our hideout near Granby, Colorado.
Carol gets some drugs for her injury.
Carol has her arm in a sling.
When she gets back from California a hard cast will be in order.
How fast was this deer running when he hit the rock wall?
It's story time.
Just 31 years ago, Jim was our newborn.
Hey Gramps....where are you going trackchasing next?
It's time for some Indian food.
The beer flowed.
The Peters' had their own table.
The kids loved the Indian food.
This is LeeAnn (Neal and Patty's daughter) and her husband James. They're from Wyoming.
It's Pat and Neal....almost.
This might have been the first time that Scott and Joe tasted Indian cuisine.
Jim likes it.
And the beer flowed some more.
Carol hands out Christmas presents for relatives we don't get to see that often.
This is Jim's gift to me.
Jim has a unique method of delivering his gifts.
We spent lots of time just "BSing".
I love my hat.
A better shot of Neal and Pat.
Eating with a grownup spoon.
Someday Mitch might not like his picture.
Hey Mitch....it's sugar!
It's "Arts and Crafts" time.
Who's that painting the train?
Don't talk to me....I'm concentrating.
Don't talk to us.....we're concentrating.
Now, you can talk to us!
Hey Gramps, "It's Dancing in the Sunshine".
Do you know which planet this one is?
LeeAnn and James are ready for the sleigh ride. How do you like James' new beard?
Lisa and Scott look very comfortable with kids.
Patty features some beautiful footware.
A salty Alaskan character.
It's time for a sleigh ride in some coolish weather.
These are the "sleigh" people.
This is "Sarah" our driver.
Everyone looks happy albeit a little coolish.
The kids never stop eating regardless of the weather conditions.
I think it's this way.
We had to stop to roast some marshmellows.
How about a marshmellow, Mitch?
Mitch likes to "read a story" even in this situation.
Astrid and Uncle Jim loves the horses.
We made it back in one piece.
Mitch dresses up for Jim's birthday party.
The kids had a great time.
Mitch dressed for the occasion.
LeeAnn and Mitch had fun.
We played a slide show of our trip on the "big screen".
It's Andy on the right.
Katie, James' mother (far right) brought some delicious food to the party.
It's birthday time for Jim!
Who brought the "relighting" candles?
I can't put these candles out!
Jim and his always proud mom.
The twins entertained themselves watching videos on the iPhone.
Jim reads his birthday cards.
Watching themselves on the big screen.
A numbers book.
I just missed our acrobat.
Hey Mom, is that me?
A broken arm isn't going to be fun.
Some late night playing of "bullshit" the card game.
It's time to head home.
One stop at Wal-Mart for some "flying shoes".
Sons, Jim and J.J. get ready to head home.
Carol's broher Mike makes his first appearance.
The twins' first airplane.