Monday, January 31, 2011

Christmas Trip 2010

We went on a whirlwind tour back to Texas for Christmas. We spent Christmas eve, Christmas day and the day after at my parents in the country. We always love it there ... it's a breath of fresh air, quiet, lots of outdoor fun, a porch swing, peaceful ... can you feel it? Next stop, Ft. Worth, we we spent an incredibly blessed evening with our Root family. So needed that! So awesome ... and Gina cooked and my kids begged me to get the recipe. :) I don't know why we didn't get any photo's there. Hmpffff! Next stop, hanging with my sister. She and her girls flew in from Seattle. Great fun! These cousins ADORE each other and when they are together, all is fantastic! We ate dinner at my Aunt Doris' house one evening reuniting the second cousins ... always fun, and hanging with "Big Grannie." That's my Grannie. She is the matriarch of the Dunham clan and quite fiesty at her young age of 93! :) Next up, my mother-in-love, Barbara. I am apologizing in advance for the photo I put of her. It's the only one I have and she was just barely awake. I still think she looks lovely. And, for the icing on the cake, we hung out for breakfast with our Herrold family before leaving our great state of Texas. God blessed us with a great trip! Our hearts were full as we headed back to Lousiana. We are tremendously gifted with relationships that are enduring and focused on His amazing hand in all of our lives. Thank you, Lord!

Porch swing with Paw-paw!

They all share a crazy sense of humor ... enjoying Calvin and Hobbs. Now, that's a classic!

Cooking with Grannie ... sweets for the sweet! :)

Christmas caroling?!

A girl can never have enough dolls! :)

Oh, the surprised faces of girls getting just what they hoped for but never expected! Isn't that how our Lord is. Joy!

IPod touches!

So fun to open presents for the first time (although this was not her first Christmas). She LOVES this guitar. Lots of buttons to push. We are hearing lots of great "music" these days!

I love this picture of me and my Mom. She is the bomb!

Cousins! Woo-hoo! And, they are all decked out in the nightgowns Grannie (my mom) made them for Christmas. Aren't they lovely? Reminds me a bit of "Little House on the Prairie." I was wondering where is my nightgown, Mom?

Hanging with Aunt Tracy, who takes every opportunity to spoil the baby. :)

Swimming with the Paw-paw ... he is so hip!

The second cousins playing Wii Just Dance! They were all exhausted, but played it for hours. I'd like to say the girls had more umpf than the boys. Just saying.

Four generations. Isn't my Grannie the cutest?!

My mother-in-love ... she's a good sport for letting me put the photo of her just waking up self, even though I think she looks lovely. Thank you!

Aren't they lovely? The girls and Aubree ... an amazing friendship started at birth!

The Morel and Herrold blessings!


1 comment:

Room to Think said...

what a beautiful family! yes, your grannie is adorable :)