Yes, we did have Christmas at our house a month ago! Today I decided to download my disk from all the events. I've been dragging my feet doing it because I'm not at all pleased with them...I was lazy- didn't shoot in manual mode, and even worse- used my flash *hanging head shoulders slumped* oh the shame....shame shame shame on me. But heck, I can hardly get a decent picture of my kids inside my house on a good day....they just do not cooperate at all (well they probably would but there are only a few places that "work" natural lighting and all)... so I thought I would leave photographer behind and just be mom...that way I wouldn't have to get all feisty. (what? ME feisty? Never! HA!
We loaded up all the gifts, buckled the kids in and started busting through 16 inches of fresh snow from the night. Plows weren't out so you can imagine the condition of the roads. There were people stuck all throughout our subdivision. It took a lot of working and flooring the Escalade even in 4-wheel drive. We made it out of the subdivision only to catch our breath & in talking decided to go back home and switch automobiles--so we switched the car seats & loaded up the pickup. We got back on the road & the monster wheels managed the deep snow better. phew! I can't believe how much snow we got during December. Its a blessing, but I eagerly await spring! We made it safely to mom & dad's. Upon walking into the home a fabulous aroma of prime rib greeted our noses. Yummy for my tummy! We LOVE this tradition my parents started a few years back. We ate, talked, laughed, opened gifts, laughed some more, boys played pool, kids played with their new toys, Blake sewed (ha ha just kidding Blake!), no- Mom taught Shannon how to sew and Blake was just curious, we ate some more, laughed some more. Exchanged loves & said good bye. ALWAYS a good time at home with everyone.