CHRISTMAS was a special time for us this year since all the children were home for almost 2 weeks. We enjoyed having everyone here not only on Christmas day, but for several days where we played games, ate, relaxed, ate, did a little after-Christmas shopping, ate and just enjoyed being together. We also spent time with extended family during the holidays. God was good to us this Christmas as we celebrated being with each other, but most importantly as we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
All LilE wanted from Santa was Christmas cookies. Delicious!!
B and Smitty trying to figure out the game.
LilE and Elle opening a gift after a correct answer to the game.
No, not a puppy from Santa....but LilE enjoyed playing with Zoe.
Isn't B styling in his new cowboy hat from Santa Elle?
Christmas Eve with the Lyle Family: Christmas Eve was spent with my sister and her family and all the little ones. We enjoyed seeing the next generation of cousins getting a little play time together.
TP and Kdiddle (my little sis)
Christmas Music by LilE and KP
Cuz AP and LilE
KP, GP, LilE, & AP
LilE and the Christmas Cat!
Smitty' s Family: We got together with Smitty's family a few days after Christmas for soup and sandwiches and gift giving between the little ones. With so many fancy cameras we couldn't miss the opportunity for a family portrait. Good looking family don't you think?
The Smitty Bunch
SMITTY'S 60TH B'DAY celebration came between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Because his birthday falls so close to Christmas he doesn't always get the attention or the big celebration that most receive on their b'days. I just couldn't let this one go by without some fanfare. We spent the evening with family and close friends enjoying some very special treats.
Lots of Sweet Treats for the B'day Boy!
Darrell, and his other brother Darrell (aka Walter) with Smitty
Smitty's special b'day guest, LilE
THANKSGIVING found us heading to Nashville, TN to meet up with some of the Smith family in a central location for all. The parents of some of Klee and J's closest friends graciously offered their home (while they were away for the weekend) for us to gather as family and prepare Thanksgiving dinner. We had a wonderful time with brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins during that weekend. We ate, played, and traveled many hours to spend time with our Carolinian family.
G, G, and JJ
Smitty and sis LJ
All the girls.
Big grins from the little W, LilE and E.