Thursday, January 08, 2009

Holiday Happenings...part 1

I'm a little bummed that the holidays are already over. It was a whirlwind of travel and family fun. But now we're back in NC trying to detox from 2 weeks of non-stop entertainment for Reese. And we're missing everyone already! Reese and I flew to Abilene the week before Christmas and spent a few days with both sides of the family. Then Matt flew to Austin and we spent Christmas with my mom's family in Smithville...and by family, I mean A LOT of family...which I love. I know there were over 30 people at Poppi and Nana's house on Christmas day...including 5 great-grandkids all born the same year as Reese. Such precious memories... So happy to be in Abilene!!



So happy, indeed...



Reese loved this inflatable in Hollie and Justin's yard...so we had to dress her up in Riley's old costume... She wanted to stay out here all day long...even though it was freezing outside!



I just thought this was a funny picture of Reese and Riley...



Sitting with Macy listening to a lovely rendition of "The Night Before Christmas" by cousin Mitch...


A full-body shot of the Christmas pajamas...

Sweet cousins digging in the presents...



Christmas Eve with dad...


Christmas morning with Elmo...

I have to take a break from blogger. It's entirely too slow posting picture. I have more I'll try to upload later...

7 comments:

mindy said...

Love all the pictures...Jack and Sam are over tonight while daddy and mommy have date night...what a concept! Jack came over to the computer and said, "hey, that's my cousin!" - precious! Glad the holiday season was so wonderful - we're headed out to NC in the summer - maybe we'll see you!
Hugs!

jody said...

HOLY SMOKES! Finally a post! It seems forever that y'all were here and we are missing everyone. Today is Meg's first birthday and we are taking her an Elmo. Makes me think of Reese and her love of Elmo. Get on that plane and come back soon. Love you, Mom

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh, your little Minnie Mouse is so precious!! And I LOVE the picture of Matt and Reese sacked out together. Precious memories! Love you guys!

Giggi said...

Love your pictures! We had so much fun with you all, and hope you'll come back to see us very soon! Fly on in to DFW! We love you!

Lynn said...

So, glad you found your way back to the computer. You are right about blogger and posting pics. We have got to find an option. I LOVE ALL your new pics Ashley finished on her website. I love them all. Love you and waiting for part 2 of this post. Don't wait until February! Oh and the craziness count of all of us at Christmas was 42!

annalee said...

beautiful, beautiful reese! wow, she is growing so much, and i loved seeing each and every picture! happy new year to you jenna.

sylvia said...

the picture with her and matt shows how long she has gotten! miss you guys. :)