Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Christmas 2019

Christmas was a whirl!!

I had returned from my "end of the year" vacation with my Mother on December 21st and began Christmas prep.


We all drive to Ohio to stay at my parents house to be together for the holidays and luckily everyone was able to come this year with the exception of my oldest niece Jordan.  She has just taken a new nursing job so she is at the bottom of the pack when it comes to holidays off because, as we all know, nurses work EVERYDAY. But she is happy in her life and we all definitely missed her so very much!

So here are a few pictures to share with you. We exchange gifts and chill out together a lot. We also play a lot of fun games and eat a lot! I did not get that many pictures this year as I concentrated on enjoying the time with my family. 

So here we go...

My parents have a hot tub in their basement so the kids all enjoyed hanging out in there every night...here is their silly face picture...





And normal face...LOVE those faces!!!


Here are all my nieces and nephews together at the tree...minus Jordan though.


And then we added my parents to the shot. I wish we had gotten one with everyone but next year I will be sure to bring my tripod!


Here is the ring toss game we played off and on the whole holiday! HA HA!


My sister showed us this game...you compete to use a balloon to shoot cups off the table to winner played the other winners until one person got their choice of a gift card. Needless to say, it got REALLY competitive and more than a few tears we shed...I think it was the gift cards - everyone saw money! HA! This is Poppy (my Dad) and Matthew (my nephew)


Competition continued...Kyleigh (my niece) and Dan (My brother in law)


Susan and Kerry (both my sisters)


And Memaw (My Mom) and Poppy (my Dad)...


It was a fantastic Christmas holiday and it was so wonderful to spend time together as a family! I love them all more than I can ever say! 

PS - AGAIN - we missed you JoJo! 

How was your Christmas?? Do you play games? Do you spend multiple days together or just drop by houses and head home? Hugs to you all - thanks for stopping by and caring!


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    1. It really was - thank you! Have a fantastic night - HUGS!

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  2. looks like a fun game with the balloons. just me and hubby so no Christmas fun for us.

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    1. It was a really fun game - you probably enjoyed a much more low key holiday so you were actually rested up! HA! You may be the smart one here!! HA Have a great night Sandra!

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  3. Looks like you had a great time during the holidays. Excellent.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Yes Sandee it was wonderful - bring on 2020! Have a great day!

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  4. It looked and sounded like you all had a wonderful time together for the holidays. Our family gathering is a one afternoon event -- gift exchange, food, and conversation. There were just 5 of us this year.

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    1. Your celebration sounds great - It is always still nice to see family ...you may have the right idea. We end up on each others nerves quite often as we are too close too long - HA!!! Family is definitely everything though! Have a great day Robin!

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  5. I love a family that plays games together! Especially when it gets competitive!!! :)

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    1. LOL Rebecca Jo! Then you would love us! The competition only REALLY began when my sister pulled out the giftcards! HA

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  6. Ours was too quiet and a bit boring. No fun stuff anymore with everyone gone and too far away. We had a nice dinner with friends but it was not joyful since one friend lost her husband on 12/10. I miss all the noise and fun. You are so blessed!

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    1. Aw thank you Terri! I definitely feel blessed daily and when I do not I remind myself quickly how many blessings I have! Mostly family and friends and pets! Hugs to you and Joe - have a great week!

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  7. You guys sure know how to have a good time.

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    1. LOL Ann! It was a lot of fun for sure!! Have a great day!

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    1. It really was Julie! My sister killed it with her game organizing!!!! Have a great day - HUGS

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  9. Definitely a fun way to spend Christmas!

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    1. It really was a lot of fun Wendy! Have a fantastic day!!!

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  10. Such a handsome family you have. That hot tub in the basement got my attention. Ahhh. The game is new to me and looks fun.

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    1. Aw you are so sweet Patti! Yes, the hot tub in my parents basement is a big bonus in winter months!! Its amazing!!! Have a great week!

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  11. Looks like you had so much fun. I have that reindeer game in my cart on Amazon.

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    1. It was a lot of fun Debby!!! It was very funny but also very hard to hook the rings - there is not enough room between the antlers...the kids got frustrated quickly but the adults played a lot! HA HA! Have a great day!

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  12. Looks like that you had a wonderful Christmas. I not a Christmas person and glad that it is over.

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    1. Then I am happy it is all over for you. I know many people do not enjoy the holidays...I am grateful to enjoy them but understand totally those that do not. Have a great week Patrick!

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