Now that the days of Christmas are over, I don't really have much to post about! The presents are opened...MeMe is gone home....The family gatherings are beginning to slow down.....Life is beginning to be somewhat normal again.....Loneliness is beginning to set in....Zach and I don't feel the best in the world......and my oven is still broken.
Oh, well! I have so much to be thankful for this year!
Saturday was Mom's birthday. We all got together at my house for a party Sunday for lunch! (All 18 of us) We had gumbo, rice, potato salad, pear salad, cheese ball and crackers, french bread, and Joel's boudin balls with special dips. Joel got a grand idea that he wanted to make boudin balls late Saturday night. So off to Wal-Mart he went. Needless to say, he was up to 3 AM making them.
Here is the birthday lady with her date......What a nice looking couple!
PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES! We took tons of family pictures. Here is one of MeMe and her great grandchildren in Shreveport. We are so glad to have MeMe here for Christmas! (This is the best picture of them I had.....Afterall, there are 7 kids just a wiggling!)
Look at these pretty girls eating their lunch. Caught you Hannah!
AND FOR DESSERT...brownies and icecream, cherry pie, or toasted coconut pie!!! I didn't make them... Marci did!
Zach wants some ice--ceam too! What a great time we had just being with our family!
Then everyone left.....and we were just one tired family! The End. Merry Christmas!
For Boudin Ball Orders, Call Joel! They were WONDERFUL! His kitchen is open UNTIL........ 3 AM!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR DEAR MOM, MOTHER -IN- LAW, AND NANA! We love you so much. Thanks for all you do for us. We hope you have many more wonderful birthdays to come.
REMINDER: Don't forget to leave a comment on my 100th post below and see if you will WIN a new ornament for your tree next year. I'd like to hear from all of you who stop by my blog. It makes blogging a lot more fun when you hear from new people. So don't be shy (like me), leave a comment. You never know who will be the chosen one!
WELL, I guess I should go. Have a great weekend.....
Tim and June hosted a party for his Sunday School Class! We really had a good time. My battery was dead so I didn't get but this picture. Not the best shot.....but, it'll have to do for my Days of Christmas Photo for the 19th day! Thanks Uncle Tim and Aunt June being great hosts.
AND FOR THE 100TH POST....I'd like to hear from all of you guys who stop by our blog! Be sure to leave a comment on this post about a favorite type of ornament you collect or enjoy. Zach will choose one of your names. We will go shop for one that we think you will enjoy for many years to come!
But, be sure to leave your comment by Monday, December 22 at 12AM! Let's see who will have a new ornament for their tree next year!
OH, I can't believe that I finally caught up on my Days of Christmas posts. It was work, but it was fun! Enjoy!
Joel's grandmother makes these NEAT stockings for all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. We'll have them for many years to come to remind us of a wonderful lady. She is coming to Shreveport for Christmas. Oh, what fun it is when MeMe is here!
Hot, hot, hot! Hot Chocolate. There is nothing better that reminds us of the coziness of this season than a cup of hot chocolate. Joel loves it served with hot buttered toast. However, he requests that it be made from a home-made mix like his mom made used to make for her family. I do have to admit that it is delicious.
This is a special ornament to me! It reminds me each year of the last Christmas that I had with my mother. Although she was very ill, she came to stay with me several times during the Christmas season that year! I cherish the memories that I had with her that Christmas. She will soon be gone 5 years! I miss you, Mom!
Our school kids and junior kids put on a presentation entitled Miracle on Main Street. We also used some of our junior's helpers. I thank God for how awesome these kids and adults performed . Joel was the mayor who didn't want these kids to put on a Christmas pageant in town square.
I made Joel a cheese roll this week to compensate for the chili that he doesn't really care for. I was really hungry for some chili so I decided to make it for myself. He endures it as long as I make a cheese roll to go along with it. However, I made taco meat this time. He had tacos and cheese log instead.