"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Janet setting the table.
We all gathered at Janet and Nick's in Huntsville for the holiday weekend.  My children are all so scattered it is a rare treat for us all to be together.  A couple of days before we met, we decided to celebrate Christmas as well.  So Thursday was Thanksgiving, Friday was Christmas Eve, and Saturday was Christmas!!!  We were busy.

Homemade rolls - this recipe
was handed down by my grandmother.
A family tradiiont!

Nick was in charge of the turkey.  He and Sarah did some kind of brine, etc.  It was delicious!!!  I've never done anything but the traditional method. The rest of us contributed various things and it was a great meal.

That night we had "game night", etc.
The family!!!!  Leigh Anne set up the timer:)
Friday we pretended it was Christmas Eve.  While Nick was at work, the rest of us baked cookies and more cookies!  Lots of our family favorites including, but not limited to, Chocolate Crinkles, Raspberry Jewels and Pecan Crispies.  We all went home with some:)  We also helped Janet with the Christmas decorating and got the tree set up.  There was even some last minute shopping during the day for stocking stuffers.

Saturday morning it was Christmas:)  We had all decided we were just doing stocking stuffers this year and it was great fun!  Everyone's stocking was filled so we must have all been "good".
Leigh Anne's stocking is full!

Janet and I both got "live" wreaths for our doors!

After a great breakfast, we did some packing, etc. since we were all headed to our various homes after lunch.  Janet got busy in the kitchen and packed a picnic.  We all headed to the park in downtown Huntsville for one last adventure.

Another meal!!

Sarah, Nick, Janet

Leigh Anne and Doug

 It was a great weekend.  I have the best children!!!!

Wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2012.


Doris W. in TN said...

What a wonderful Christmas/Thanksgiving celebration for you, with your children. The pictures are wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones, and I hope to see you at quilt guild soon.

Donna said...

I just saw this post! So glad you had a wonderful celebration of holidays with your kids! Happy New Year!

Nita Crow said...

Have not been on yor blog, so am enjoying reading it now.....! You are so blessed.

Nita Crow said...

Have not been on yor blog, so am enjoying reading it now.....! You are so blessed.