Monday, January 4, 2010

My Family Christmas Album

Well, I decided to wrap this trip down Christmas memory lane up. So I thought I would share my favorite pictures of the holiday season. There is no rhyme or reason to the order, just that when I look at them, they make me smile.

Here is my sweet mommy. She has to be one of the most patient people I know. There were eleven of us camped out at her house over the holidays, plus my dog. I love her to pieces!!!

My sister Amber and Kayla both got new scarves for Christmas, so of course they had to show them off. Aren't they too cute?! Crazy girls that they are...

Amb and I had to also show off our matching new "furry" shoes. Mom gave them to us and I LOVE THEM! Talk about comfortable...

I tried to get a cute picture of the grandparents and grand kids...out of about eight takes, this was one of the best... The three boys on the right unfortunately can't seem to sit still or smile for five seconds.

I finally gave up and ended up with this. Much better...
These pictures are ALL TATE, my five year old nephew. He is a mess, but we adore this little guy. I laugh at these pictures. They may not be funny to you, but when I remember him "mouthing" off to his dad and then his dad "hanging him up by his toes..." It was a fun moment that ended up in a dog pile of kids.

Then there was the visit to see my 99 year old great aunt Fay. She is so cute. Of course she has
her good and her bad days, but shoot she is 99 years old!!! If anyone deserves a "cranky" day, it's her. Sometimes she remembers who I am and sometimes she doesn't, but she ALWAYS knows who my mom is.
On this particular day it was just my mom and I who went for a visit and we found her in the cafeteria at the nursing home. The lady brought her her burger and asked if she wanted mustard on it and ketchup for her fries and the proceeded to get it all ready for her. My Aunt Fay asks her to cut the sandwich in four pieces. When the lady was done, Aunt Fay looked up at us and said "Now you can have a bite too." Isn't she cute?!

Of course Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without stockings, a beautiful tree, the reading of the Christmas story, lots of smiles, a few naps and of course pancakes for breakfast...

Thanks for hanging in there with me as I posted a few family pictures. It really was a great time, being with family. I am a very blessed gal!


Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Great pix. You are a blessed gal indeed.

And you get your beauty from your sweet mommy! :)

Tiffani said...

Such a precious time with your family!

I love all the pics!

Love that Tater Tot too!! (so does my JuJu ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

I love all these pictures. This wrap up was beautiful with all your family. I recognize your sister from her comments on her:)

Jim said...

Good picts, and good memories!

By the way, we went to town and your Mom went to see Aunt Fay. For the first time - she did not recognize her at first - Fay was in her wheel chair in the open room when Mom went up to her. (Mom says maybe it was the sock cap she was wearing.) Anyway Fay saked, "Who are you?" Then when she told her she was Virginia she gradually responded. Just thought you ought to know it happened.

We had a great time with you all and Baby Girl, too.


Heart2Heart said...


I love that you have captured so many memories with pictures. It dawned on me this is one of the few years that we didn't take any, how sad is that?

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Amber said...

Aw. That is making me all misty.

We really did have a great time, didn't we???

One of my most favorite Christmases yet.

Gretchen said...

I hope my kids will blog this way about us someday. I really do. What a treat you have in each other.