Friday, January 01, 2010

Christmas-Part 2--and Happy New Year

What a perfect week we've had! After our younger son and his family and my brother and his family were with us at our house for Christmas, we drove up to visit our older son and his family for the New Year weekend. We've had a great time which has just stretched our Christmas fun over a week now. We had Christmas with Todd, Keely, Aubrey, and Ashlyn Thursday night when we arrived.
Todd and Keely opening presents
Keely opening Addison's (due in January) presents
Ashlyn opening her presents
Aubrey opening her presents

After we opened presents, Aubrey made pancakes for all of us. Here she is wearing her new apron. She loves to cook and is good at it!!
After eating pancakes, Aubrey and her daddy decorated a gingerbread house.

The next day, New Year's Day, our younger son and his family who live near-by came over for lunch and to watch Auburn play in the Outback Bowl. (What a wild game but we'll take the W!!) It was fun to have everyone together for the day.

Watching the Auburn game together----no way to relax it was such a wild game!

Immediately following the game, the grandchildren did their "Pay it Forward" skit that they do every year at Christmas. Pops and I give them $20 each that they must spend on someone less fortunate than they are. Some send it to Compassion International and some choose to do something else with their $20.

After we finally won the game and the children did their skit, a game of Apples to Apples broke out and we continued to watch bowl games but not with quite the intensity we watched the Outback Bowl!!
It's been a perfect end to 2009 and beginning to 2010. Happy New Year to all!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, was that ever the craziest game I've ever seen, not just for Auburn, but I mean ever, as in the history of my football watching days! But I'm so glad we pulled out a win to start out 2010!! Love your pay it forward idea...and I've heard about that apples to apples game from others, sounds really fun, maybe I should get it for our family.

    Thanks for your prayers...Mono is no fun, when you have it, or when you have had to take care of your child who's had it.