Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas 2011

We had just had the best Christmas this year. We went to my Mom and Morgans for our annual Christmas eve celebration. We always exchange our gifts and celebrate with them on Christmas eve. We have a snack supper with delicious foods. This year some of my favorites were Morgan's saucy wings, my buffalo chicken nachos, stuffed mushrooms made by mom and Paige brought hot Brie with preserves. There was also shrimp, veggies, cheeses and Champagne. Holla! It was super yummy!
We had 1,000 piece puzzle if the UGA stadium that we could work on, Ramsey had a game of Dominos going and we also played our favorite family game of Greedy, which is a dice game. There was also "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and the "Elf" movies playing in the background.
We opened presents which is always fun especially with a little boy who totally gets excited over gifts at this age. I got a new Coach purse and beautiful coat from Express. Cope got a hunting trip to Burnt Pines Plantation, and Ramsey got Legos and star wars galore along with a fire station play house.

Ramsey helping Nama make the meringue for the baked Alaska dessert:
The next morning after we had a little family time out our own house we headed to Church for the 11:00 service.
Cope and Ramsey at Church: After that we drove on to Cope's parents house in Bowdon. We got there and had a good lunch of soups and snacks. It was so good to see everyone and especially Cope's sister Julie and her family. Ramsey L-O-V-E-S his cousins Mattie and Caroline. They live in North Carolina right now so we haven't seen them since summer. They didn't miss a beat and were instant best buddies right away.

After lunch and some play time it was on to presents!!! Ramsey got Legos of course, a Tractor supply play set, a Lego Digital camera, and lots more goodies. I got a dirt devil, gift cards, coffee, a 31 purse, and more and Cope got bike stuff, gift cards, and more. Everyone is always so generous and we appreciate it so much.

After we played with our new loot and cleaned up it was time to set up for a big extended family party. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the annual ornament exchange. There are some funny ornaments and the stealing can get pretty intense. We ended up with an Epcot and a cute crab ornament. We also had tons of snack type foods. Yummy!

After the party I gave Ramsey a bath and then it was upstairs to the kids room for he and the girls to settle in to bed. This was about 9:30. The had so much fun talking and talking and telling jokes that they didn't fall asleep until like 11:00pm. Oh well, he was so happy to be with his girls!

Thanks everyone for wonderful 2011 Christmas!

1 comment:

Erin Duvall said...

Looks like yall had a good Christmas. We did too despite the flu going around our family. Miss yall.