Sunday, December 20, 2009

And a Merry Christmas to all!

So that's two Christmas' down and one and more to go. December really is a month long Christmaspalooza in our family! My mom, grandfather, sister, niece and nephews(Buddy was in Indiana preaching) came this weekend to do our Christmas celebration and we had a blast. More times than I would like to admit I heard myself shouting for no reason. That's just how loud it got this weekend! No worries though, it was so much fun having every one here. If I could have things my way, I would have every single family function (both sides) at our house. We love to have company and we love it even more now that we have a home to accommodate every one! Every one got here Friday afternoon and left this morning. We woke up Saturday morning and opened presents (Merry Christmas presents according to James)and spent the rest of the day just talking and relaxing and enjoying each other's company. The kids played beautifully together and so did the grownups. HAHA!!! I got an anatomy lesson during our turkey prep(thanks mom!)and a flavor injection lesson from my big sis. I think I can roast my own turkey now. Maybe. We enjoyed a delicious feast of turkey and all the trimmings Saturday evening and then Jon and I took the kids to ride around and look at Christmas lights. Yeah, that was my way of getting out of cleaning the kitchen! Our Christmas light venture was a bust though. Apparently with this bad economy nobody decorated for Christmas this year. The only thing that saved the night was riding underneath the canopy of lights in downtown Cairo. I think we rode under them like 4 times!
My mother made pumpkin and chocolate pies and all James had to hear was the word chocolate and he was all in
Miss Peach didn't mind eating pie either
Bright and early tomorrow morning we are heading out to spend our actual Christmas holidays with Jon's family. We will be making a tour of south Louisiana and Mississippi with our first stop being New Orleans. Jon and I are really excited about being with every one this year since it will be the twins first Christmas with his family. We want to wish every one a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Blessings to you all.


Kelly Spezzano said...

WHERE, OH WHERE did you find that adorable suit for Mr. James?

It looks like you all had lots of fun and I really like Audrey's new hair-doo!

Have safe travels and we look forward to reading about the twins first Mizell Christmas!

Becky said...

AIGHHHHHHHHH! I can't wait to see y'all! These pictures are wonderful (your table looked pretty, too!)

Amanda said...

Kelly, I'm not sure exactly where the suit came from, it was Matthew's. I think Betsy found it at Penny's. I think the suit is the most adorable thing James ever! :)

Becky, counting down the days to Christmas in the crunchy!!! Thanks for the compliment on the table! I LOVE decorating for Christmas :)

Dani said...

I LOVE James's hat, and his suit too, but especially tht hat! Where did you find it? Did it come with the suit?

Amanda said...

The hat came from Children's Place!

~sydney~ said...

Okay I'm meshing everyone's comments again. I can't get over the last two pictures. Loving the haircut, the suit, and (my personal fav) that hat! What hams! They love smiling for that camera! And props to you and your table! Can't wait to see you!!!!!!!!!