Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Christmas and the New Year

I tried to not be busy during the holidays so I could enjoy every moment to the fullest and I was successful to a point but guess what? The dang time still flew by and the fun ended and we all went back to our 'normal' and I just wish I could have slowed it down.

This was the first year in decades we all got together in one spot which took some doing and which meant we celebrated Christmas for THREE DAYS. We started on Sunday with a group of 21 of us and had a blast though we did miss those who couldn't make it. We ate way too much food, laughed till we ached, played games, caught up, laughed some more, ate some more, talked and talked and talked all. day. long. We ranged in age from 19 months to 89.



See the big group picture? No? Well, that's because I forgot to take one. There were so many pictures I meant to take but I got all caught up in the fun and just didn't do it. I did take a good many but I also missed a good many. And this is what happens when you give the camera to people to take pictures for you.



Christmas Eve was a smaller group of 11 and we enjoyed it with more eating and more laughing, sharing, the opening of the Christmas pajamas and sister gifts and handmade gifts and searching the tree for the pickle and the annual gift card game.




NashvilleDaughter and DrummerBoy made dinner and it was delicious!



Have y'all seen those things called, Yellies? Here's what happened at our Christmas Eve celebration with those...




Christmas Day was a more laid back celebration of the 11 until we opened gifts, had brunch, played with the littles, watched Christmas movies, and ate like we hadn't seen food before in our lives. Do y'all sense a theme here? Oh, Lula Mae spent Christmas morning with her other grandparents. We would have had them just come over but we spent Christmas at Opie's house an hour away from our town.


I'm pretty sure Christmas Day brunch tasted so much better this year because of the helper. And yes, Santa remembered Tucker!


And that was three days worth of Christmas fun.

Oh, and let's not forget this:


Love and hugs to all!




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10 comments:

  1. What a great Christmas you had!! I hope you have a wonderful 2019!!! Happy New Year!

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    1. We did! How was yours? Happy New Year to you, too! And I hope to see you on this side soon!

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  2. Yes Christmas is over and done with for another year, the day went by so fast and now it is 2019

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    1. It really did go by so fast. Hope y'all had a great one!

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  3. Twenty-one people!! What a wonderful blessing!! Sounds like so much fun was had by all!! Happy new year, Pam, for you and all!!

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    1. It was crazy and such fun! We had a few missing but there's always this year. Happy New Year!

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  4. What a wonderful Christmas you had! Love the pictures. Happy New Year Pam to you and yours!

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    1. We did! How was yours? Hope it was the best! Happy New Year!

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  5. Wow, you definitely had a lot of fun. I'm glad you got to celebrate 3 times! I haven't heard of yellies. Looks like the kids enjoyed them.

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    1. The yellies were the hit of Christmas Eve for sure! We were laughing like crazy people. LOL

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