Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oh the Fun and the Food


Ain't nothin like family getting together for fun and food. On my side of the family we had our Thanksgiving/Christmas all at once this past Sat.







This year we have a baby in our midst, my youngest brother is now a grandpa!!! It seems so funny to think of him as a grandpa. This picture is of my sister-in-law and my brother cooing over their little grandson, isn't that just precious??? This is the first baby in our family for sometime now so he was the center of attention.




I was only wishing that my parents could have been there to meet this new member but both are with the Lord. Kind of a bittersweet thought.


We managed to pass the little one around most of the afternoon until he got so tired of us he just had to take a nap.


We ate so much food that here you see some of them just sitting with that dazed look. I'm sure they are thinking.. UGH, I shouldn't have eaten that second/third plate of food!!! Of course there was dessert too....


We each buy a non gender gift to place in the center of the room & my other brother who is very creative comes up with some kind of a game to play to pass out the gifts. This year we each held onto a gift & he read the Bible story of Christ birth, each time he said left or right we had to pass the gift in that direction. There was a lot of laughs, giggles, & snorts, & some of us don't know right from left which complicated the whole process. It was like controlled chaos for part of the day. It helped to burn off a little of that food we devoured.




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12 comments:

Mari said...

I'm glad it was yesterday and you didn't have to travel today. That's a really cute picture of you and Tina!

Penless Thoughts said...

The gift passing sounds fun. No babies in our family at this time :o(
Susan

Mike Golch said...

looks like every one had an enjoyabe time. thank you for sharing with us.

Cheri said...

Sounds like a great time. I totally understand that glazed over look- that 2nd plate just kills you!

All My Blessings said...

What a precious baby. It would be hard to put him down. We've played games like that too and I think the kids loved it more than the adults. Kae

All My Blessings said...

What a precious baby. It would be hard to put him down. We've played games like that too and I think the kids loved it more than the adults. Kae

Cherdecor said...

That is a precious baby! He is so cute! We have played that game before and it is really a fun game to play. That is a great picture of you! I will have to copy it and put it in my blog family file!

Deb said...

Great pictures!! You and Tina look like sisters:) David looks very proud!! Love the little one, sooooo cute!! Family, that's what its all about:)God Bless.

Terri said...

Great picture. Isn't it nice having a baby back in the family - now if only a certain niece of mine would get working on that - we'd have a young'un in our midst as well!

Shelly said...

Looks like you had a great time. It is so nice that you have family that loves each other and can get together and enjoy each others time.

Nice pics!

Sandra said...

Beautiful photos, I love them all ;)

Lisa said...

The baby is so sweet.You look great in that color. So nice to see so family fun and food.
Take care. Lisa