Christmas 2012

Ahhhhhh…..  I can breathe again.  The holiday crazy is behind us.

We packed 4 Christmas celebrations into 4 days, plus a birthday celebration and a few days later a large family reunion.  It’s a whirlwind everytime, but it’s ALWAYS packed full of love and laughter.

Christmas #1: My parents and grandparents

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We didn’t get any pictures except for this one of us.  It was a great evening!

Christmas Celebration #2: Grady’s Dad and Jackie

12-31-12 021 copy 12-31-12 031 copy 12-31-12 034 copy 12-31-12 047 copyWithout a doubt, there is ALWAYS a wrestling match or three.  For the first time… Cade whooped on his old dad.  It was rather comical.

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Christmas #3: Grady’s Mom and Bill (and Christmas Eve Services)

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Christmas #4: Christmas Morning

12-31-12 146 copyGrady has started a tradition of getting me a Willow Tree figurine every year.  The first was the last year (the one in the background).  I cried like a baby when I opened it because that was EXACTLY how I held my babies.  And this year… he got me again.  This has been Miss Monkey and I on SO many occasions.  Of all the wonderful gifts I’ve gotten these are by far my favorites

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Christmas Day ended with an amazing sunset.

Christmas #5: Sullivan Family Reunion

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Mexican food was the theme of the party.  OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD!!!!  …and red velvet cheesecake is SOOOOO worth the calories!!!

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Aunt Marci couldn’t resist putting the pinata on her head.  Ella wasn’t quite sure what to think.

…and then there was the white elephant gift exchange.

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Grady’s was the best!!!!  LOVE THIS THING!

We had so much fun with our families!!!  We are truly blessed.

Peace, love and a thankful heart!

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