Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Our Christmas started Friday evening, December 18, at the first annual Christamas play at Uncle D's nephew & niece's school. They did great jobs in their roles:
The next evening, we were at the McCollough Christmas get together - according to Barbara there were 33 of us there and according to the noise levels at times, I believe it. It was a great time of food & family. Thank you, Barbara & Ronnie for opening your home to all of us:

Sunday morning took us to church for a Christmas Donut & Coffee fellowship before the morning service: That evening we enjoyed viewing some Christmas decorations with friends:

Christmas Eve found us out early getting a new cell phone for Uncle D 'cause his other one had hit the floor one too many times and was on it's last leg. It was snowing and the shoppers were out in full force so Uncle D & I headed home to hibernate for the evening. A few pictures of the snow that day:

Christmas day we shared with friends and what fun we had watching this one open her MANY gifts:

This is the only picture that I got of baby Kalix all day, because he was tuckered out and slept most of the time he was with us:

A few pictures to document all the fun of the day:

We have had a great Christmas season filled with family and friends. We are truly blessed by God who gave us the ultimate Christmas gift, his Son, our Lord and Savior. We expectantly look forward to what God has in store for us in 2010.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nice Little Get Away

Uncle D and I left very early Friday morning headed to Atlanta, GA where the company that he works for is located. They graciously fly and put us up for the weekend for the annual Christmas party. We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Atlanta this year. It was across the street from the Centennial Olympic Park and the Aquarium. A couple of views from you hotel window:
Yesterday morning, we visited the aquarium with some friends and saw lots a neat fish:

Last night the Christmas party was at Morton's in downtown Atlanta. We could have stopped with the appetizers: Colossal Shrimp Cocktail, Petite Lamb Chops and Broiled Scallops but no we continued to the entrees which I must say they were quite scrumptous. We left today headed back home and our flight was delayed about 1:30 hours. So we made it to Spring Creek at the end of my nearly 13 year old great nephew's birthday party:

I laughed because as Reagan was opening this gift, Ben said "Oh it's just underwear." I don't think it was underwear but apparently Ben would not be impressed if someone got underwear for a birthday gift. All in all, it was a great weekend get away.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Can't Wait

I don't get to see two of my nieces and a nephew very often but rumor has it that they will be coming to visit the weekend before Christmas and I can't wait.

I just love my nieces and nephews, young and old.