Saturday, January 7, 2012
Christmas Update and End of the 2011
Whew!! December was a blast, but it is kind of a blur. It came in with a bang and left with a bang. So long 2011! I just got used to writing 2011 a month ago! With Christmas being on a Sunday we are kind of limited with our ability to travel. Thank goodness we have understanding families. Our Christmas celebrations started the week before Christmas with a celebration at Fred's grandparents house in Jackson. We did an up and back that Saturday. The big boys didn't get out of school until Wednesday, but once they were out of school the party began!! Mimi, Tee, Mun and Janice all came here Saturday to spend the night. We had a delicious steak dinner, opened some presents and then called it a night.
Remember Jack asking for Doritos for Christmas?? Well, my Aunt Leeta gave him three bags. Upon opening the present with the three bags Jack abandoned all present opening and commenced eating Doritos. I have not laughed that long in a while!!
My mom takes the boys shopping every Christmas so they can buy presents for us and for each other. Good idea, right?!? Jack gave Fred Duct tape and he gave me Chap Stick. He could not have been more excited to see us open our presents!! It was priceless!!
Clayton got me kitchen shears because he told my mom I am ALWAYS in the kitchen. Imagine that!!
Sunday morning (Christmas!) the boys got up (at 2 am, 4 am and ) at 6:00 a.m. We opened presents, ate a wonderful breakfast, and headed to church. After church we ate lunch and Janice had the wonderful idea to help put up our Christmas decorations while they were all here. What a great idea!!
Monday morning we loaded up for the beach to meet up with these people:
Lucky for us Elizabeth went on the trip so we got a few priceless pictures!!
When I told Fred what I was doing he replied by saying, "Well, in 2012 I'm planning to tell people about the Lord." Snarf. Snarf. There's one in every crowd! Praise be to the Lord for giving us another year to serve him! We look forward to 2012 and all it holds!