Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Year In Review: Jaeger Style Part II

Christmas morning in our backyard. We live in the city but I'm thankful for our large backyard and this view that looks like the country.

We finally lit our Advent Wreath on Christmas Eve this year.
Last year we did it throughout all four weeks of Advent and became a favorite Christmas memory for me. (Read about that HERE.)

Assistant Mom with the assist in the kitchen (actually helping the husband since he is the main cook in the morning hours. No surprise there for those that know me/us.)

Kip & I with his folks.
I like that we took this picture. We don't have very many of the four of us. Probably because there is almost always more than four of us together when we're together.
We enjoy having family nearby; it's what has kept us in Middle Tennessee for so long.

The three of them sure enjoy one another. I'm proud of how they work it out being a threesome. (That is hard for us females to do!)

Sophia's birthday falls right after Thanksgiving. It requires advanced planning to make sure that a birthday party happens. I wasn't on my game this year -- advanced planning has been difficult. It took a couple of weeks to orchestrate all of us getting together and it meant a lot to the birthday girl to have us all celebrate her day (for which she waits all fall -- after all three of the other children have their birthdays.) She wanted a picture of all of us together who were at her family birthday party.

The kids wrote, costumed, staged, and lighted their own play over Thanksgiving week. These are the female actresses in the play.

"Argggh. We are the pirates."
The boys in the play.
There is a video that exists of the play. So someday, if you're family that wasn't there, we'll probably subject you to watch it (whew! it's nice not to be family sometimes?!).


One of Jack's favorite people in the whole world, his older cousin by a year.

My beloved Kip.

Our local Target & OfficeMax parking lot the day after the flood.

Cute, cute, cute. I love this sister shot.
I need to collect and do a collage of pictures of these two that we have taken through the years ever since they were babies.

Some of our dearest friends singing a song at Levi's baptism.

Kindred spirits.
They don't see each other often but they sure love each other.
They are 12 days apart in age and have known each other all of their lives.

Our little fishy.
At camp this summer, the older three went as campers. I went as an assistant cook. (I loved being at camp again.) Someone watched Jack while I was working but every afternoon we had a little time together. We always spent at the pool. Jack loved it. He splashed, dived, and swam. I was surprised how much he improved in a week's time.

This is one of my favorite photos of the year.
Wow, what handsome boys I have.
This is the day at camp we were waiting for the thunder to go away so that we could get into the pool.

A moment of getting along for the two of them.

Kip giving the best man toast at one of his best friend's wedding. He was surprised and honored to be chosen as best man. This was a wedding of rejoicing -- two content single people living and enjoying life when they met the right person to compliment their lives.

Most thankful for the six of us. It was been a wonderful year together.


  1. Looks like a great year, hope 2011 is even better for you!

  2. This was an awesome post!! I love how you call Kip your "beloved".

  3. So enjoyed browsing your blog this morning Kathleen and thank you so much for stopping by my blog this morning. I always enjoy making a new blogging friend.

    Blessings to you my new friend!

  4. These are beautiful pictures -- I love the BFFs one. You have a wonderful family!

  5. Wow..quite an eventful year...great pics! Thank you for stopping by and giving encouragement!

  6. What fun photos...great to see a little of your life in 2010.

  7. Looks like a wonderful and fun year!! I'm sure 2011 will be full of good times too.

  8. Quite a busy year, and lovely family! Thanks for stopping by, and glad you came to coffee company!

  9. Kathleen,

    I loved getting your letter and look forward to reading your blog, when I get a chance. I'm thinking about heading to Nashville during the kids' winter break and was wondering if you'll be around. I don't have your email address, and I don't seem to find it on here. Can you let me know if you'll be in town 2/21-2/24? I'm not exactly sure when we'll get there, and I know you guys have school. I'd just love to get together for a little while and catch up. Let me know . . . . Donna Farr


Thanks for being part of the conversation...I love hearing from you. Kathleen

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