Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Memories of Christmas this year:
  • Hosting The Follett side at our house.  Aunt Kimmy stayed at our house for 2 nights.  Papa and Memaw stayed overnight on Christmas Eve.  Uncle Dave, Aunt Shannon, and the girls came for the day on Christmas Eve.
  • Jake waking up to find that Santa ate the cookies he left out.
  • Criss Cross Crash
  • Caleb visiting the ER on Christmas Day, coming home with an asthma inhaler.
  • Kate and I getting each other the same gifts, which were very unique, we thought - custom camera straps.
  • Grandpa having to make a special trip to deliver batteries for Criss Cross Crash on Christmas morning.
  • Completing our kitchen cabinet project, barely.
  • "Lucky", the horse.
  • Fires in the fireplace.
  • Getting one of the nicest text messages from one of my YFC students, at 1 a.m.!
  • Spending time with family!
  • Too many presents.  We are abundantly blessed.

Papa and the Grandkids


Yes, that's a leather jacket

The remains of Santa's cookies

Grandpa's Stormy Kromer

Criss Cross Crash

Helping Caleb

Who's having more fun?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Annual Gathering

We all have those friends in our life that you just wished lived closer.  I have a couple in my life.  With distance, naturally comes less time together.  But, good friends are the ones that you can see only once a year and when you finally do get together, it's not awkward.  This past week, our friends made the trek down from Fremont for our annual (well, it's our second year in a row) Christmas gathering.    We made a commitment to try and take a picture every year with the kids by the Christmas tree, no matter how good or bad it turns out - screaming and not looking at the camera always earns points.  This year it required adults to get in the picture in order for all kids to be included.  And taking it at the end of the night was an added bonus.  Usually kids love sitting still and smiling when tired.
Last year

This year