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12.29.2008

Christmas 2008

Can you believe that Christmas has come and gone? I'm feeling a little post-holiday blues, so I thought I would download some pics to see if I can get some of that warm and cozy feeling back...Christmas Magic.


For us, Christmas always starts off with a bang on Christmas Eve at my Granny and Grandpa's. See, my grandparents bought this house from my great-grandparents who bought this house from my great-great-grandparents. So, my family has been meeting here, at 13th and Proctor, on Christmas Eve for years and years and years. There are 35 immediate family members counting my grandparents, aunts, uncles, spouses, and cousins. Then add on our extended family who just gravitates this direction and you've got a house full!

Here is a pic of me and three of my cousins (from L to R: Curtis, Kristen, Josh, and me - the 4 oldest grandchildren...me being the oldest)

Here's a pic of my Grandpa. You can go HERE and read a little more about him and my family.

Isaiah tearing into a gift.

My Uncle Tom and Josh playing guitars...this is so typical.

On to Christmas morning...
Here's some pics from my house early Christmas morning:

Santa returned the magic key to Isaiah's mailbox along with a letter thanking him for being good and telling him he would see him next year.


Santa at almost all of his cookie and drank most of his milk...he was REALLY full from lots of Mexican food...err, I mean cookies.

My sweet pea sound asleep on Christmas morning...

but not for long...

Fast forward a couple of hours and here we are having Christmas morning at Memo and Papa's house...
Santa left this HUGE bag of goodies on Memo and Papa's porch for Isaiah!
Isaiah and his Memo.

Now, onto Christmas night...
My aunt and uncle bought the local bowling alley, so for Christmas night they opened it up for all of us to come down and bowl! Too fun!!
Here's my cousin Tracy...taking a picture of me...taking a picture of her. She blogs too, you should go check her out☺(Click HERE)

The newest addition to our family, Emma Shay Kathryn...isn't she a sweetie?!?!

My cousins Victoria and Noah

Some more of my cousins - Natalie, Hannah, Alyssa, and Jeffery

Me and my cousin Kristen




Christmas at Mike's Mom and Dad's:


The new fort my father-in-law built for Isaiah in THE FAMILY ROOM...
Complete with walkie-talkies...
an overlook...
and lots 'O fun! (excuse the no-make-up and nasty hair)

Hope all of you had as much fun as I did over Christmas. Most of all I hope you remembered the real reason for the season! Jesus came as a baby in a manger, so that we could have life! Celebrate life, love, and family as we go into the new year. Blessings and ♥much love♥!

11 comments...I love comments:

Christy said...

All of your pictures are great! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Your little boy is so cute!!!
Happy New Year!!

Lori said...

Wow--what a kick-butt fort!!

Your new header is awesome, Jenny!

Traci said...

HOLY COW!!! He built that IN THE HOUSE? The Miller's (AMISH) have one for the grandkids in their house....AMAZING!!! Is he only grandchild on that side of family also?

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...you look like you had a great Christmas! I love all the pictures!!!
-sandy toes

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

wow what a fort is that in your living room or theirs...that is awesome...Looks like a wonderful time all around... (the cards are in my cafepress store under pumpkin pink cards the first tab.) Love you, Lisa

Life with Kaishon said...

I just LOVE family pictures : ). So much fun! I especially like the one of him sleeping! AND his way cool bedroom fort! How cool is that? You are the funnest Mom in America!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love the mailbox and key idea! great pics. thanks for sharing!

Drama queens mum said...

Nice pics. Looks like you all had a great time.

Tabitha Blue said...

Looks like such a wonderful Christmas... thanks for sharing it with us!!!! It's evident the happiness and love in the family!!

:)
~Tabitha~

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melissa said...

i love love all the wonderful photos! The one of your grandpa is so sweet! Nice fort too...dang...i want one of those!! I love you so much...u r so darn cute!

feather k said...

Ok...I WANT A FORT!!! or at least a sign that says Feather's PL... :)...What a great idea with the bowling alley...glad you had such a great time with your family!!!