Friday, January 2, 2009
When I was growing up Christmas Eve was always spent at my grandmother and grandfathers home in Bowdon. Lots of food, lots of people and lots of wonderful memories. There was 6 grandkids and we filled that house full of love and noise! My mother moved back into her home place around 1988 and since then Christmas Eve has been spent right there where I spent all my young Christmas eve's. Some years we have the house more than full. I remember years where it was us and my aunt and her children and then years where my brother and his family were able to be home with us, then the years where the home was opened up to the neighborhood to tour, years it was just us and mom and Bob, and now the past couple of years my grands have been able to be there for Christmas Eve. If the walls to this house could talk! Having family all spread out and some in the Military makes for long standing traditions to be hard to hang onto. The house is full of awesome food (no one cooks like my mama), lots of love and yep still filled with noise no matter if there is 5 people or over 20! Christmas day has always been spent at home so the kids can play with what Santa brings and everyone can just be lazy. This year I cooked a big breakfast and a ham and we ate on that all day. I saved my traditional Christmas meal cooking for the day after when James, Sylvia and the grands and Nana came to our house. Bob stayed in Bowdon where he is most at home. He had lots of good left overs from mom's Christmas Eve dinner. :) Three days of wonderful get togethers. The grands spent the weekend with us and had a great time but were ready to go home to play with their Santa stuff on Saturday but daddy had to work and then had awards that night, so we may have to rethink them staying over that soon after Christmas next time. We took them home early Sunday so they had the day to play with all them toys. Above see the pictures from our fun times..
Courtney is telling him she wants a sword.
We didn't have her Christmas dresses with us. Wahhhh
Fun at the park in Carrollton
Playing on Nana's computer
our favorite past time
We had the grands for the weekend of Dec. 11th. I took some pictures for the Christmas card I planned to make. Guess you know I didn't end up making one. LOL But we had fun planning it anyway. And taking pictures of these two is so much fun. You can really see how much they love each other in some of these shots.
Have not been around to blog over the last few days. Well, I have been home just could not get online to blog thanks to good ole AT & T. @@ Finally the modem disc came by UPS this morning and here I am back at it. I have lots of pictures to upload and little to say so guess I will get to the pictures! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and hope 2009 brings us all what we want. :)