Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Eve

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
Our American Dynasty is a family composed of people from all walks of life, religious persuasions, and political preferences. By birth, we are members of a large extended community laboring through the challenges of life with our eyes set ahead. We work to provide for our own and feel a strong common goal to leave the world a better place for those who come after. We are anchored in this time and place by knowing of those who came before; strong pioneers who survived the best and worst of times.
This blog tells one American story. It's our story, the story of the Williamson's and Mattson's.

Ashly DelGrosso Costa and her family are part of our American Dynasty. Ashly is my niece, daughter of my sister Kim Williamson DelGrosso. This is her Relationship Chart, our way of celebrating and honoring those who've come before.

Ashly is a professional ballroom dancer, teacher, and coach. She appeared on season one of Dancing With the Stars. Ashly and Mike are documenting their family's American story in a YouTube Vlog. What better way to tell our family's Christmas 2015 story then to let them tell it, and better yet, show it.
The family Christmas Eve gathering starts at 4:49. Lots of fun before that so please enjoy the entire video. You can support Ashly and Mike by subscribing to the Vlog.