Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More Christmas Fun

Okay...since i have trouble with uploading the pics and loading them in the proper order I am going backwards. The first two shots are of Clara's new do for the New Year at Meemaw and Pawpaw's and Great Wolf Lodge on Friday!! YEAH!!! We are hanging out with Mike, Case, and thier boys, and Matt and Candy at Meemaw and Pawpaw's tomorrow night to ring in the New Year. We are then off on Friday to Great Wolf Lodge. Meemaw and Pawpaw gave us a night there for a Christmas gift. We are staying in the Wolf Den Suite as an extra special treat for Cullen's early birthday present.

This is how Clara' tries to open her presents. Teeth are her great tools!

Mike and Casey with their boys; Jake, Luke and Mac are in town from Boston. They got in early morning 26th. They will be flying out on Saturday after our excursion at Great Wolf Lodge. It goes by way too fast. They are all spending the night over at our house tonight. All the boys are piled up on the pull out in the living room watching Star Wars. Clara just went to sleep but was right there in the middle of them until the end.
This is a pic of how all the boys reacted when they found out they were getting to play MagiQuest at Great Wolf Lodge. It is a game where you use wands to find clues. I guess it is somewhat like a scavenger hunt.

Here is Christian with the his FX lightsaber. It was the construction kit he wanted so badly. He can take it apart and create over 100 different lightsabers with it. He was pleased.

Here is Cullen with his box 'o' money from us. He could not make up his mind what he wanted. He would say one thing and then change it to something else. This was what we came up with so he could decide how to spend it all.

Clara got a baby doll stroller and playpen. She loves it. She strolls around her babies and stuffed animals. I have since caught her climbing in the playpen. I hope it holds up.....=)

We had a great Christmas celebrating the birth of our Redeemer. I look forward to the new year and what all God has in store for us. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Turkey catch up and Christmas time is here!

Here are some shots from our Christmas with Clay's side of the family last night. I was able to get some of the pics in order but I could not get these pics to move to the right spot after I downloaded them. I am so aggrevated with Blogger....uggghhhh!!! One of the reasons I have not been posting lately. It has gotten very difficult to blog and put the pics in the order that I want them in.

We started back up and old tradition of white elephant. They use to do it when Clay was a kid with the adults. It was a LOT of fun! Here is a pic of Cullen with his kiddie Snuggie he got and Taffy in her Snuggie she got. Clara has a green blanket she stole from Taffy that came with a stuffed polar bear she got. Clara got to take it home...;) I also got a blue Snuggie. I will add that I LOVE it!

In the Santa bags the kids get they had the neatest present in it. There was a book that was really a secret treasure chest and they had filled it with $1 bills. The kids LOVED it. The looks on their faces was priceless.

Here is a pic of the kids with their Santa bags before they dove in. Clara got a little baby doll that crawls and makes sounds. She was not sure what to think about it. She was scared of it for a while. She loves babies but when they move it takes her a bit to get used to it. She also got a Tickle me Elmo which she is just now not being scared of today. She likes to tickle him with still quite a bit of precaution. =)

Sorry I did not post about our Thanksgiving festivities. We had a great Thanksgiving both at Clay's parents' house and my parents' house. Here is a snapshot of Robin (Clay's aunt, Taffy's sister) and her first grandbaby, Judson Pierce. He is a cutie!

Here is a shot of all the ladies with Jampa. From top left Bonnie (Taffy's sister), Jampa, Kathy (Taffy), Me & Clara, Kristin (Dustin's wife which is Clay's cousin) and Robin (Taffy's sister & Dustin's mom) on the bottom is Cindy (Clint's wife, Clay's brother) and Katelyn.Here is a group shot of all the guys with Jampa. From the left at top Papa Dave, Clay, Christian and from bottom left Dustin (Clay's cousin) with his first son Judson Pierce, Jampa (Pierce Joseph), Cullen Pierce, Clint (Clay's brother) with Pierce David, and Bob (Bonnie's husband which is Taffy's sister)Here is my girl all dressed and ready for Christmas! I had to throw this in.
Last night we went to Clay's parents to celebrate Christmas. We had a really great time. Taffy and Papa Dave did the tradition of the santa bags for each grandkid. Here is the best shot I could get of all the grandkids before they dove in. Judson is enjoying his first Santa bag as it is his first Christmas!
I hope to be posting pretty soon with the Christmas festivities with my side of the family.
I pray that you all have a blessed Christmas celebrating the true meaning of this season. Forgo the stress that you may put on yourselves and remember our Savior's birth. He was born so that we shall celebrate eternally with Him in heaven.... forgiven!! Thank you God for the most precious gift we could have ever received, Jesus Christ, Your son!