Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas in the country

Christmas is over, the new year has been rung in and my Christmas tree is sitting on the front porch. That's as far as I got it, Jon will have to take care of the rest. We spent the holidays with the Mizell's and Mozingo's and had a wonderful time. But after being gone for 2 weeks,
we were more than happy to get home. At this moment I am totally content to stay put till May!

We spent the few days before Christmas in New Orleans at Jon's parents home. We had a great time but that part of the trip will have to wait because I cannot find the memory card with all those pictures on it. I am trying to stay positive that it will turn up soon, really soon. I have a lot of good memories on there. Okay, can't talk about it any more, I'm feeling sick.....

We spent Christmas eve and day out in the country in Mississippi. The "country" really is the country. Way out in the country. Jon's grandmother (Nenie) has three siblings: Uncle John, Aunt Lucille and Aunt Mae(she passed away 3 years ago and is Audrey's namesake). Each sibling has a few acres on the farm where they were born and lived a few years before moving to New Orleans. Each sibling also has a "vacation" house on their land. This is where the siblings and all their offspring congregate for holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, you get the picture. There were around 75 of us this year and there were about 20 or so missing. For the most part each family stays around their house until it's time to eat and then we all gather at who evers turn it is to have the meal. It's a great time and I am so glad to be a part of such a wonderful thing!! It was my first Christmas in the country since Harrison was born the year Jon and I got married and J&A were quarantined the last time it was the country's turn. It was a crazy hectic time but I really enjoyed myself. It was so much fun to be with everyone and see all the kids opening their presents!

Audrey with JoJo Christmas morning. It was one of those last minute impulse buys and it turned out to be her favorite present of the day.James with his dinosaurs. Another last minute impulse buy that was another favorite!Christmas afternoon after we ate dinner at Uncle John's and took one of the world's largest family photos ever, we walked across the road to let the kids pet the horses. They got a kick out of it!
Don't worry, I didn't let his little lips actually touch the horse!

I have tons more pictures and random little stories but, they too will have to wait. Santa and Mrs. Claus brought us a new computer for Christmas, a Mac to be exact, and it's a little different than our old PC. I haven't had much time to explore it since we got it so until I get comfortable with my new pet, the posts may be sparse! But when I do post they will probably be all about Christmas so please, bear with me!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you all had such a great Christmas...We love you...

Becky said...

Great post...great explanation for our crazy family get-togethers...we had such a great time!

Amanda said...

i wanted the picture of the house for this post.....oh well! we did have a great time!!!!

~sydney~ said...

Awwwww...we miss! How's the video comin'? :)