When I was a kid Christmas Eve was the BEST! My family and all of the cousins in the valley would get together and have a party! We would meet at my grandpa Pipkin’s house and make a total mess. After grandpa died we would do it at one of the families houses. Six years ago…for some reason we stopped having them. We would have a party with just our family or with some friends in the ward. Then, a miracle occurred, we got together again! This time with the Sumateia’s.Here is Mom and Sister Suma getting everything all ready. Seeing this picture reminds me that when you through a party you rarely get to enjoy it. Thanks to every one who made this such a great night!
Here are Dad and Brother Suma…they always seem to find a quiet corner to retreat when the noise starts, and in our family that is all the time!
A few minutes after the above was taken they got toys out for my cousin Spencer’s kids and Dad and Brother Suma had to find a different spot.
Amanda! Here is my cousin Amanda who I haven’t seen since my wedding. I love her! She is so cute here…being an aunt.
Last time I saw her she had this amazing Medusa tattoo on her stomach. Now she has this little number:
Me, Maryn, and my cousin Joe. Again, I haven’t seen Joe in even longer. He was so different when I last saw him that it was like talking to another person this time.
Then of course there were my wonderful parents. Here they were together while Mom wasn’t cooking stuff and Dad wasn’t off with brother Suma. Dad always pulling a face!
This picture of my dad and me took like…6 trys. Seriously ask my sister Krystin who took them all. She kept saying, “Dad, smile!” or, “no, Allie, you didn’t look very good in that one.” By then end Dad and I tired so hard…we got this one. Thanks Krystin for all of your persistence.
Mom and me…I think we look a little alike. I get that a lot from people, to which I always say, “thank you, my mom is very beautiful so I defiantly take that as a compliment.”
Here I am with Benji Sumateia. He was my 11 year old scout. Yes I was an 11 year old scout leader when I got home from my mission. We had a blast together back then, and now here we are together again. He looks just like his brother Sean.
Me, my cousin Spencer, his mother Kathy, and Amanda. I haven’t seen Spencer since…03, I think. That was so long ago.