The last few days that led up to Christmas were beautiful and unseasonably warm for the North Texas area. We enjoyed temperatures in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. The grandkids spent the week hanging out with Poppa and I. They
rode bikes and
The little ones, with Poppa’s help worked on
constructing gingerbread houses.
pinecones with beautiful jewels.
And, before we knew it, Christmas Eve arrived…and as tradition goes, we all gathered at
my mom’s house, where all are
welcome and made to feel at home.
and picture taking.
And, when they couldn’t stand it any longer…
the gifts were passed out for all the kids. And, soon, they were all enjoying
It was a great evening with family and friends.
Before the evening was over we took a few more pictures…
There was the
family picture….being missed this year…my brother, sister-in-law, 4 nieces, a nephew, and a great nephew.
And, a special picture for me…
Soon, it was time for us to say goodnight, and all head home to wait for a visit from Santa.
Christmas morning dawned with cold temperatures. But, that hadn’t stopped Santa. I guess we made the nice list as the jolly old fellow delivered Mark and I Trek Pur bicycles. We are looking forward to using them as soon as we get back to South Texas.
The day was pretty quite as all the kids were off with the own families. However, by late afternoon, that quite turned into another
celebration…more food…more gifts…
Poppa even had a little fun with
the kids toys.
And, again…too soon, the evening and Christmas 2010 came to a close. But, with all the food, fun, and family time, we take time to remember that
Jesus is the reason for season.
We hope that each of you had a blessed Christmas 2010.