Saturday, December 25, 2010

MIA & Christmas

I've been totally M.I.A. this week.  While I'd love to say that I had a wild hair and hopped a plane to somewhere beachy and tropical, that wasn't the case.  I wasn't really doing anything all that exciting.  I started the week back in Nocona.  I took my Meme to an appointment on Monday in Wichita Falls and then came back to McKinney that night.  Tuesday and Wednesday I worked and tried to get some things wrapped up, and then Thursday I drove back to Nocona.

On Thursday, I continued working on a project I started on Wednesday.  My Papa had to go to the nursing home a week and a half ago and I thought the room needed a little decoration.  So, I collected photos from the family and made a big corkboard of the family to hang in his room.  He loved it and said he wouldn't take a million dollars for it.  I told him if anyone offered, he should take the million 'cause I could make another one for a heck of a lot cheaper than that! 

On Friday (Christmas Eve), we started the day by celebrating little Milly's 4th Birthday! 

She loved her new donkey I gave her (it makes donkey sounds because she loves toys that "talk"). 
Lola watching the action
After that, we went to my other grandparents' house for lunch with the family.  My photo taking really slacked off after this, so I'm going to show what I've got!

This is my cousin's baby, Ethan (almost 1)
These two are Ethan's 3 year old twin brothers, Max & Zach (this was the best I got of these two, and don't ask me which is which)
My uncle Mark holding another cousin's baby, Judah
Mark's girls and my cousin's Maddie & Gracie
(who are in Hawaii as I type this...yep, I'm jealous!)
We went to church for Christmas Eve service.  I think we have one of the prettiest little churches you will ever run across, and since we were in charge of preparing communion and were there early, I took a few pics for you...
These pics really don't do it justice...

After church on Christmas Eve, we went to our annual Prime Rib dinner out at my parent's friends' house.  It was the best year ever!  The prime rib was perfect and there was a super rare piece for me! 

We got home really late, so we were kind of late opening presents this morning.  The dogs were the highlight of the events of course.

Our stockings get too heavy for Santa to hang.  Milly has the largest stocking (I guess 'cause she's the smallest?)...
The dogs got pink Snuggies

They weren't thrilled about them...

Lola got a new sweater...
We had a late lunch with my Meme.  My mom fried Quail and we had mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, salad, and my requested assortment of cakes...Red Velvet and Coconut.  It was super yummy!  Then I took my Meme by the Nursing Home to see Papa (today was also their 63rd Wedding Anniversary).  After that, I went and rearranged some of Meme's furniture.  Finally, I went back home, loaded my car and headed back to McKinney!

Whew!  So that's where I've been this week.  I'm sorry to report that this next week isn't going to be any better as far as the pace of the week goes, but I'll try to be better about checking in!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  I'll leave you with another pic of Lola, because, you know I just haven't posted enough of her already!


Ann said...

Glad you had a great Christmas. I hope this next week is full of fun events too. And- your church is beautiful. Love it- looks like it could be used in a movie.

The Ffrench's said...

Sounds like you had a great XMAS. The inside of your church looks almost exactly like the inside of the chapel where SG goes to school...very quaint and pretty...not overdone !!


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