Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Family Christmas Gathering #1

One of the best things about the holidays is getting to spend time with family.

Throughout the year, we all get so busy with life that we don't usually take time to slow down and visit. That can be especially hard to do if you live out of town, which we do.

Well, this past weekend we didn't do much slowing down but we did get to spend some time with family members that we don't get to see that often.

On Saturday we drove to see Daddy's side of the family. He is very blessed in the fact that he still has one set of grandparents still going strong.

Here are Big Mama & Big Daddy with their great-grandkids.
Cousins. (Don't they look more like sisters?)

Look who was goofing off for the camera.

Big Mama made Big Daddy open his gift early so that she could open hers......I see why.

It's beautiful.

Nana & Papa with their grandkids.

Here are two new additions to the family this year - Copper & Toodles. They provided everyone with lots of entertainment. That Toodles is quick.

Daddy's cousin decorated his golf cart for their local parade a couple of weeks ago. They had a big red Santa sack in the back with gifts spilling all out of it & his son dressed up as the Grinch. They won second place as The Grinch who stole Christmas. It was a very cute idea.

We had a great time seeing everyone, exchanging gifts and of course eating all of that good food that Big Mama & Big Daddy cooked. He is a master at desserts...pecan pies, lemon pies, fruitcake, black walnut cake, cheese cake & I don't think that's all he had, it's just all I could remember.

Stay tuned as our weekend of festivities continues later this week.


Jules from "The Roost" said...

Oh that made my heart happy to read that post! It looks like a fun, light hearted time :)

beth at aunties said...

What a cherished post! I Loved it!

Windy said...

Grandparents are the best! And black walnut cake...MMMmmmmm!

Jodie said...

I love family gatherings. Looks like so much fun!

Davisix said...

Love the bunny ears by each of them. :) So sweet! xo Ang

Darlene said...

What a fabulous family gathering. Looks like a lot of fun! CUTE new pups and the decorated golf cart is GREAT!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, that looks like a lot of fun! I'm also in a different state from family - I'm really looking forward to getting to visit with them. So glad you had a good time. :)

Susie Harris said...

What a fun time~ Big Momma and Daddy look like a hoot. That ring... oh my. Big Daddy knows his stuff. Take care and hope yall have a very Merry Christmas~

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! They are so cute..I love the gifts on top of the cart!
-sandy toes

Shannon said...

Sounds wonderful! It is making me excited about everyone's Christmas stories that will be popping up. :) That ring was gorgeous!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the bunny ears photos! So cute!

Kristen said...

How fun!!

I love the pics of them giving each other bunny ears! :)

So glad to hear that you had such a fabulous time together. Isn't family the best!

Our Complete Family said...

So glad you guys had a great family visit! I love the names 'Big Mama' and 'Big Daddy'. My cousins call their Grandma, my Aunt, 'Big Mama' and I think it's just darling!
The golf cart all decked out??? Funny stuff!!!
Merry December~ Les

southerninspiration said...

Aww, what fun! and the desserts sound delicious!


Kellan said...

You have a beautiful family - I hope you have a fabulous holiday!

Take care - Kellan

Stefan said...

What a happy party! I could have helped eat the cakes!