Although we would take turns spending Christmas'es with the Hatch'es or Holler's, this Christmas time Gunther had been released from the Las Vegas Federal Prison (for his tax fraud) and was now in a new apartment in Las Vegas with Leni. We were very happy for him and his wife Leni. It was appropriate that we spend part of our Christmas celebration with them this fun Holiday.
The first picture is of all the gifts Oma and Opa had bought for the Holler children. The other pictures are of my kids opening their Christmas gifts from Oma and Opa. Some gifts were from us, mom and dad, and some were from their grandparents, Gunther and Leni Holler. Dec. 1997
Baby Andrew just mostly watched all the fun during his first Christmas. He was such a GOOD baby!
Baby Andrew is watching his older brother. He is such an amazing baby ♥
The next page in the album is still more of our Christmas 1997 party at the Hollers Las Vegas apartment.
Andrew was being so cute, that I took several photos of him on Jacobs new Teddy pillow.
What you don't see, is that Bernd and I had separated for a few weeks prior to this Christmas. Our marriage had been struggling. After many promises from Bernd Holler to guide our family in Godly and Spiritual happiness, we decided to try again to raise our beautiful family together. We had felt that our little family was big enough and that Andrew made the 'perfect' baby child of our family, and so we were in the process of finalizing our ability to increases our family. Although it was a stressful time for our personal relationship, we were trying our best to enjoy our beautiful family and have fun with these adorable, wonderful boys. They were my world....and I was humbly and extremely grateful for each one of them. I may have not been happy in my relationship with my husband but my children made up for that I was happy to be a stay at home mother to 4 of the most amazing little boys ♥