Category Archives: Christmas

Over the River and Through the Woods

The day after Christmas we loaded up the vehicle and headed to Mississippi.  And when I say we loaded up, I mean we stuffed ourselves, our dog, our luggage, and a pile of gifts into a compact SUV. We made even the Brady Bunch look more comfortable, riding on those camping trips in their 1960s […]

Christmas in Texas

This was a year of new traditions for our family of five.  For the first time in twenty years, we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day away from extended family.  We decided we would have more time to visit if we waited until after the holiday to make the trip back to Mississippi to see […]

Fabulous Forty & the Flu

I was able to make a quick trip back home during mid-December to celebrate Bess’s 40th birthday with the girls.  Sadly I didn’t take any quality photos, but among the five of us, we did get a few of pics on our phones.   Brandi is the official party planner, and she did a fabulous […]

Decking Our New Halls

While some folks would be terribly upset with us, I will go ahead and admit that we decorated our home for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving.  That’s right.  I said it.  Knock me down.  Spit at me.  But in the spirit of thankfulness, peace, good tidings, and Christmas love, I say just embrace it.  Some like to […]

Christmas Break Begins

So Christmas break officially started two hours ago.  Actually school gets out at 1:30 today, but the teachers “encouraged” parents to take their children home following the class Christmas parties this morning.  I remember fonder time when parties were at the end of day.  Now they have breakfast for their parties.  My middle child volunteered […]

Merry Christmas (2012)

Our Christmas Card-2012 Shannon’s family came to our house to celebrate the weekend before Christmas.  And please note, that’s sparkling grape juice in their plastic glasses.  Aunt Jennifer brought it, and they felt extra special toasting each other. We celebrated with my family on Christmas Eve, after attending the annual candlelight service at our church. […]

Christmas Time

As always, the month of December was full of Christmas activities and events.  Since I’m catching up on the blog and actually posting this in May, I think I’ll just add a bunch of photos and let most of them speak for themselves.  I’ll add a few comments as needed.    Visting Santa   Sadly, […]

The Twelve Days Before Christmas

It’s been a glorious week in our home.  Quiet, still, and peaceful.  Peace on Earth and good will toward men…that’s really all I wanted for Christmas.  And like one of my friends said, this past week for me has been better than any gift wrapped under a tree. Gran and Granddad came by on Christmas […]

White Christmas

Just like a Norman Rockwell painting… This was the scene as we awoke Christmas morning.  We knew there was about a 50 percent chance we might get some snow, but I don’t think anyone in our neck-0-the woods ever dreamed of seeing anything like this.  The newspaper reported it has been over 70 years since […]

Merry Christmas

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace…”  Rom. 15:13