a holiday recap....Christmas 2011

I trust that each of you had a wonderful Christmas.  We certainly did!  Somehow in the middle of all the busyness that comes along with this time of year, we managed to find plenty of time to spend with family and get some much needed rest.

me & the mister
The week before Christmas, we had two Christmas get-togethers with extended family.
We had lunch at the family farm where my mom grew up - also where her father grew up.  This picture is the grandchildren and great-grands with our Pepapa.  About 17 more were not here for this picture - can you imagine how large the group would be if they had been? Wow! 
The Waltons have nothing on us!

My son, Dillan with his Pepapa

Here's a shot of Pepa's children in attendance with a couple of spouses

We took a long walk around the property and showed our kids where we played long ago....in the woods and swamp land.  We showed them where we played cowboys & indians, built tree houses and forts....

and they even got to jump hay bales like we always did!

posing for a quick picture

as you can tell, I thoroughly enjoyed myself :)

We also saw a few of the Futch's (my dad's side of the family).  My grandmother had just had back surgery and was not able to get out of bed, so I didn't get many pictures that night.

me and my sisters with our mama

Here's a few more shots of Christmas morning at my home:

Lucy enjoyed Scott's new harmonica...

Dillan liked his new Skull Candy

Lucy was also curious to see what Santa left Austin...

and Lucy was happy with her new Sock Monkey!

Our Christmas celebration continued through Monday when we went to my mother and father-in-laws'. 
Our niece, Tori was alot of fun opening her gifts this year!  By Monday night, she'd gotten the hang of the gift-opening :)  Scott and I gave her some play food for the kitchen set Santa left her.

Here she is waiting to open gifts

Love the bling!!!

Again, I hope that each of you had a Merry Christmas.  More importantly, I hope that the true meaning of Christmas was not forgotten in the midst of the wrapping paper, table full of food, and conversation.

Here's hoping your New Year will be all you want it to be!

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