• http://www.facebook.com/robin.dearing Robin Dearing

    Love this post mostly for the balls joke! Wii!

    Wish I could enter the contest, but creating a Pinterest board is just something I can’t seem to get my OCD brain to do. My mom who has Stage IV breast cancer deserves a trip to the Mediterranean. Darn Internets.

  • Margaret Lukes

    No bacon!? What’s a game night with Mormons and no BACON baked with brown sugar on top? Did anyone fart? ‘Cause it looks like that crowd could have worked up a real serious indoor storm…
    I must try that shredded chicken thingy. Looks delish. I also don’t cook- I married a chef instead. I’m so glad balls got added into the game night fun. I thought there was something missing.

  • sall

    I know you know this, but Marlo is the cutest thing. CUTE. and got to love the twins. Where was George!?

  • Ginger Healy

    is it just me or does Chuck’s right eye look….not right. Glaucoma? I am not a vet, I know nothing….just wondering…could be the camera glare

  • Tierney4351

    Just camera flash. Happens to my dog all the time and he’s just a pup with a clean bill of health.

  • http://ferryfolk.com Danalan

    Marlo always amazes me in your photos – is there a happier and more carefree human on this planet? Good job, you two!

  • SW

    I’m a 39-year-old mother of 3. The balls joke nearly made me fall out of my chair laughing. Potty humor never gets old.

  • http://twitter.com/makfan Michael Mathews

    Dang, I’d click on Dane’s dating profile.

  • http://twitter.com/katdenk Kat

    The picture of everyone sitting around waiting is great, especially capturing the snuzzle between Noah/Joshua and Coco. Looks like a blast! Makes me really look forward to hanging out with my family this Christmas.

  • Kelly Beranger

    Dane could always use you as his future adoption reference. You know, if he wanted to go that route. Good with kids, comes prepared, fixes electronics.

  • Starla Dear

    Wait–all this time I thought Dane was dating Tyrant!? And here I thought they were such a cute couple!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dcaytonhakey Diane Cayton-Hakey

    I am lusting after Leta’s coat in the snow photo. Care to share where it is from so that my granddaughters can look like this when in the snow?

  • Dave

    Chicken dish looks great …but aren’t those regular potatoes ? Sweet Potatoes to us Canucks are what you folks in States often refer to as Yams ..yes?

  • HeatherArmstrong

    Yes. Yams are super orange. Sweet potatoes are yellow.

  • http://karenyvonne.net/ Karen

    “Two, I needed both of my hands to start making food: one to call for takeout, the other to scratch my butt.” tooo funny

  • karen

    I always wonder why US-Americans use plastic dishes and cutlery? It doesnt look nice and its bad for the environment… (sorry, Im German)

  • Jan

    The balls joke was funny, “the mantle has been passed” sounds like something from my own family under similar circumstances, but what make me snort diet Pepsi out of my nose was the image of Marlo: “Everybody be QUIET!” … silence, then… pppyyaaaarrrrffffddtt! … then “Exucse me.” That sounds completely like something my niece (now a 27YO 4th grade teacher) would have done at that age. My family has always placed great store (as we say in TN) on volume, duration, and general robustness of a good belch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/funnelwebkitten Denise Webber

    This whole post made me smile, thank you!

  • stacy.hardy

    I have a 13 year old who reminds me so much of your Marlo, we always tell her she was born with her two middle fingers up. She really has to learn EVERY lesson the hard way (her way), but she has a heart of gold and loves to help others. Always love reading about your family. Thanks for sharing.

  • neil m

    How do you get the lighting in these photos to be so perfect. I can see that you have an on-camera flash from the reflection in the tv, but if that’s it then you have perfected the art of flash photography and should teach a class. Any wisdom for those of us who are trying but fail?