Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

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


baked cookies.

The little ones, with Poppa’s help worked on


constructing gingerbread houses.

Kourtney decorated


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.

There is


cooking and


eating and


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


the clothes,


games, and



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…


Four generations…

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.


  1. Well, it sure looks like you all had a most wonderful celebration with the family! Thanks for sharing.

    Hope to see you soon,
    Hugs to all!

  2. Thanks for sharing your CHRISTmas with us.

  3. Love all the pics... the kids sure are having a great time. But the best pic is the guy taking something outta the oven at Mom's House. She is standing there with a look like "Oh No! Men don't know how to bake!" and ready to leap in there and take over. And the other one sipping coffee and taking it all in with a grin? The little doggie is watching to see if anything good drops, huh?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. Your Christmas looked and sounded picture perfect... Glad all had such a wonderful time. We also enjoyed the Christmas holiday and it went by way to fast. I have been gone from the blogging world for a while & I am trying very hard to get back on the bloggin track... I have missed my blogland friends! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!