December 18, 2011

Christmas At The Lake

For the last several years, our family has celebrated our family Christmas on the Saturday before Christmas Day.    Nothing fancy, just good food and family time together.     Saturday was beautiful but chilly (chilly here in central Alabama means high 40’s!)  

 

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Top of driveway looking toward the lake

 

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Isn’t this view beautiful?

 

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Bought these cute candy cane plates at Wal Mart for $1.00 for all the kids

 

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My sweet youngest grandson (eating spaghetti)

 

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One of sister’s grandsons

 

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No, Santa didn’t come early, these are a few of the toys kept at the lake for the kids to play with!

 

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Sister’s hubby gave her this arrangement last Christmas…doesn’t it look real?

 

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My grandson and sister’s grandson learning to “share”

 

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Sister had the kids make these reindeer bags as a craft…here’s my granddaughter McKinley (Cade’s sister) proudly showing hers off

 

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And here’s Ms. Taylor (my other granddaughter) with hers….she sent it home with me since I didn’t get to make one for myself (LOL)!

 

We had a lot of fun but by 3:00 mama was ready to leave and go back to her assisted living home.    She has a hard time hearing and it’s pretty loud and confusing to her.      We are so fortunate to have her still with us enjoying all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren….she’ll be 92 in June!

I have a couple more things to share this week (hopefully) and then it will be Christmas Day!   Hope your week goes well and you take time to enjoy family!

7 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

Don't you love being surrounded by family at Christmas time. It is certainly a blessing that your dear mom was able to be there.
The house, lake, and the grounds look lovely.
Rhonda

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Looks like everyone had a fun time.
Merry Christmas,
Lois

Southern Lady said...

Loved seeing your beautiful grandchildren, Judy. How wonderful that you have such a perfect gathering place!

With my sincerest wishes to you and your family for the best Christmas ever!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Judy,
Coming by to wish y'all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Becca said...

What a beautiful place to celebrate the holidays with your family! The grans are precious ... there's a lot of love in that gorgeous home, for sure! I'd love to see more pics sometime! And, thank you SO much for your sweet words about my Christmas kitchen, sitting room and buffet! YES, you do need to grab a few of the little churches from WM! I wish I could email you directly, but, for whatever reason, whenever I do, they keep getting kicked back to me. Happy Holidays, sweet friend!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Looks like a wonderful time with family...It was wonderful that your mother attended also....

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