Thursday, December 29, 2011
For years on Christmas Eve we have had the tradition of getting together with Todds parents. When the kids were little we would always go to their house on Christmas Eve and let the kids open their gifts from Mawmaw and Pawpaw. They really looked forward to it. Sometimes traditions change and when they moved to Pearl to take care of granny years ago that tradition stopped. So we have kind of changed it from year to year.
But this year again we were able to have Christmas Dinner and gifts with Mawmaw and Pawpaw on Christmas Eve. There was an early start since I had to have lunch done by noon so Mic could enjoy it with us. He had to leave for work at 1. It was certainly a busy day but so great!
I just love that family is such an important part of Christmas. It was really sweet seeing Avery in Paps lap listening to her new book. (Another tradition change, he is now Paps as opposed to Pawpaw)
Avery enjoys family time too, and took advantage of hanging out with Uncle Mark.
There was lots going on in this little house.
CookingThat was sweet potatoes which pretty soon after this was taken SPLASHED all over my shiny shirt! Yea, I hit the wrong button...
PresentsGigi did good! And I am pretty sure that money was spent within 24 hours or pretty close.
Mick did good too! And he didnt even know they would be in a new house with a black door when he bought it! Wow
Avery loves her game he got her. He did good for us too by the way. It is embarassing how badly we needed those new towels. THANKS MIC!
And as always, there is the Welch tradition of
BREAKING THE WISHBONE!
I always pull out the wishbone from the turkey and we have the contest to see who gets the largest piece. Usually it is one of the guys who enters this contest. And honestly it is usually Mark who wins this contest, but not always! This year however it was girls who did the deed.
This is me explaining how it all works to Mawmaw.
And she won!That means she gets her wish! Too bad she didnt wish for Joshuas house not to be broken into during the Christmas holidays... But thats another story
At the end of a great day the Christmas Tree is ready for the following morning.
I sincerely hope that everyone who reads this - cause I know there are millions of you...
has as Merry a Christmas as we did.
I am so thankful to God for sending his Son for us on that first Christmas morning so long ago.