Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Celebrations

This weekend was the weekend for Christmas parties!
First, we went to Lisa's house to celebrate with
Jim's side of the family. 
We missed him, but it was so nice to see all of them.

One of the most precious moments of that afternoon was when Marley opened this gift from Tom.
This monkey has followed us everywhere we've gone over the past twenty-four hours(even to the grocery store)!  It is presently snuggled up next to her in bed.

After time with the Dillon side of the family, we met up with the Payne side at the Beef House.
The kids got numerous compliments from the
waitresses on how well-behaved they were. 
We were so proud of them!

Then it was off to Mom and Dad's for gifts,

along with some relaxing and chatting.

Then we all gathered 'round while Dad read the Christmas Story from the Bible.  It's something we've done every Christmas for as long as I can remember.  It's one of my favorite traditions.
We all got a black-bottom cupcake with a candle in it and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.

Mom made the girls some adorable nightgowns.  The girls all put theirs on right away. 
They looked so cute!

Look at the ornery looks being exchanged between the two in purple.  Cracks me up!

This is was a great day. 
I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful family!


  1. They sure were thinking up something! :) It was a good day. If you want to come hang out this week, let me know!


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