Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas 2009

This year Logan got his wish - we had a White Christmas! Since I had to work Christmas Eve, the original plan was for Logan and I to head out to McKinney Christmas morning, but since it had been snowing all day we weren't sure how bad the roads would be in the morning. So, we headed out to McKinney Christmas Eve instead.

The steps up to the condo had tons of snow on them. It was hilarious watching Lucy try to run up them - she ended up slipping and straddling them at one point. (Only funny since she didn't get hurt...)
The front yard got lots of snow too. On the right side of the picture you can kind of see where Lucy messed up the snow. She ran up and down in a straight line, shoving her head all the way into the snow, then tossing the snow around with her nose. She definitely had the rips. After running herself ragged.
We got to my parents house, and my mom was very proud to show off her new Nativity scene. Beautiful!
When she was decorating for Christmas, she also came across this reindeer my Granny made for us over 25 years ago. I remember this being my favorite Christmas decoration when I was a kid. It hung from the banister of the upstairs in our old house.
She also found our very old Nativity from when Ross and I were little. This was the indestructable one she put out so we could play with it and not break it. I loved playing with this! But I'd get so frustrated that the Angel over the manger would always fall off and then knock over Mary and Joseph. Funny what you remember from your childhood...
When we woke up Christmas morning at my parent's house, everything was still covered in snow!
The view from the back porch...
Ross and Jessica (and Parker), and Mamaw and Papaw all came over! It was so great having everyone there this year.
Logan being helpful in the kitchen. (His momma trained him well!)
Sweet Toby hanging out in my mom's lap, watching all the action.
Parker-Poo! Love that face!
Logan :)
Ross got waaayyyy too many presents! He couldn't have been that good, right?!? ;)
Mom and dad, surrounded by their loot.
Jessica made Mamaw and Papaw the best gift ever - a picture frame full of pictures of their grandkids.
Logan and I got mom a bird feeder and stand for the back yard. (I love how cute she is in this picture!) She also got FOUR copies of the movie "The Proposal". Looks like the family needs to communicate better before buying gifts!
We also got my dad the first three seasons of The Office, which he now LOVES. He'd never seen it before, and apparently now my parents have Office marathons at home. :)
My dad "helping" Logan open gifts.
Ross and Jessica got me tons of new cooking stuff!! I can't wait to put it to use!
By the end of the day, my camera battery died, so I had to use my iPhone camera and also steal a couple of pics from Jessica.
Toby, taking a break from all the action.
Parker loved his presents!
Lucy LOVES opening gifts. It was nearly impossible to keep her from getting into them while I had them wrapped at home. It's like she knew which ones were hers.
A squeaky rooster! Just what she'd always wanted!
And gnaw-hides!!!! (A term trademarked by my dad.)
Ross and Lucy, snuggling in the kitchen floor... for some reason...
The next day we got to spend the whole day at the Lowry's house. (I forgot to charge my camera battery when I got home the night before, so I was only able to get one picture with my camera. The rest are from the iPhone. Next year I promise to do better!)
Lacie and Lyndsie in the kitchen, enjoying the best guacamole ever made.
The Lowry family Christmas tree! (The tree is on top of a table, by the way.)
Isn't it insane?!? (Love it!)
Leah's dog Boomer couldn't run away fast enough, so he got a Christmas bow tied to him.
Logan and Boomer
Moo and Boomer trying to eat Mr. Lowry's chocolate chip cookie. (He didn't share.)We had a fantastic Christmas this year, and loved spending time with family. Can't wait for next year!

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