Saturday, January 2, 2010

Holidays 2009

A lot has happened since my last update. MawMaw died in November. At 96, she lived a very full and rewarding life. She touched so many peoples lives. I know I'm not the only one who will miss her deeply.
Our Thanksgiving was spent at Joseph's Aunt Rita and Uncle Mike's house. It was great seeing all the relatives again. Aunt Bobbie Jean got a lesson on pistol shootin'. I'd hate to be on the wrong end of her gun; she doesn't mess around! It was a day full of good family, good food, and lots of laughs!
Black Friday was delightfully unhaustle, but painfully crowded. The one thing we were absolutely set on getting for AJ was out of stock. But besides that set back we got about 99% of our Christmas shopping done!
The annual baking week started the Friday before Christmas. Cheese rings, sausage balls, chocolate chip and m&m cookies, gingerbread cooking, sugar cookies, trash mix, peanut butter and chocolate fudge, chocolate and pecan pies, carrot cake, and coconut cake; OH MY!!! Of course, everything was made completely from scratch, which made it all the more yummy!
On Christmas eve we all gathered at Bobby Jean's house to devour all the sweet goodies, as well as some tasty homemade hash. We exchanged our secret Santa gifts and enjoyed each other's company immensely.
Christmas day was full of wonder. AJ was very into it this year! She was a little slow opening her gifts, but she seemed to love each of them. She looked so cute in her new pj's. Her big gift was a kitchen, which she adores. After breakfast at Becca's courtesy of Phillip, we headed to PawPaw Whitey's house for more family eating-together. Saturday, we headed north to VA to visit me family. It was nice to spend time with my brother and his daughters. There was still some snow on the ground and AJ had a great time in it.
New Year's Eve was pretty uneventful. we stayed home and watched movies; missed the ball drop by 3 minutes. we went into AJ's room to tell her Happy New Year's and then went to bed. We're old people now, it seems.
Our holiday's were great and I can't wait 'til next year!