Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

From our family to yours!!!!

My sister sent me an email with well wishes for the new year.....I'm extending them to you all:

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words . . . May 2009 be the best year of your life!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's Christmas Time....

It's finally here! I couldn't believe it, the kids slept until almost 8am. If Jimmy and I hadn't been sleeping at the foot of our bed getting knees to the face all night, we would've gotten a good nights sleep. Oh, can't have it all!
Well, Santa did indeed come to see us.....

Yeah, the Pixos!!

See that huge Hershey bar on the left? That's all Parker cared about once she saw it. Seriously. I could've bought 5 of those and saved ALOT of money!!

Same for this one. He was most excited over $10 worth of $2 bills and coins. And 3 erasers that looked like money!

Daddy's showing him those coins...........T knew them just by looking at the guys faces!

See what I mean? Biggest grin of the day.

After we looked at Santa stuff I made breakfast while the kids made some pixos. They hadn't even mentioned the gifts under the tree. They did remember however, when I sat down their plates and told them they HAD to eat something other than candy.

Okay, I have to set up these next few. Park got a robe, a princess robe. So she immediately startes ripping off her clothes to get it on.....

.....because she didn't realize it could go over her pj's. Ha!!

T got the Mario game he's been bugging me about since this summer.

And an aqua takes all the work out of having plants. (He got a little crazy about infomercials this summer!)

Princess getting More princess stuff.

T got a grabity grab game from some friends of ours.....he's crazy about those too!

Finally time to sit and take it do ya like those white socks and black shoes w/ the night gown? She's so fashionable!!!

Christmas: Round 2

On the way to Nashville.....

Prais the Lord for the hand held games!!!!

When we got there we visited and ate brunch, T finally just laid down to go to sleep if there were no presents....

T & Great Grandaddy

My Uncle Jeff sent Taylor the most precious gift. He gave him a wooden bank he got when he was 11 with a 1921 silver dollar in it that belonged to his grandfather and some other coins ......AND, Taylor finally got that Ben Franklin! That was such a special treat for everyone to watch! (Park got a Ben Franklin too, she told me she wanted to buy another big choclate bar!)

Jansen decorating Taylor....bless his heart!

I came in the room and Park was telling Aunt Jana, well, everything she knew!

Then it was off to Nanas house.....

Here's Taylor and Park with their Cousin Hannah, in her bunk bed. We hardly saw them the rest of the night.
Jesse played us some really nice background music....I hadn't heard him play in years!
Jamie enjoyed it a little too much.

Yipeee Fancy Nancy!
Then Taylor passed out in the truck.
Of course Parker was too, but how many times have you seen that?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Eve...

The day started with another Johnson... TRADITION. We were invited to join their family at the Hyatt for brunch. Those poor people working that day. They thought it was going to be a totally dead day and then....Suprise! Of course if they've been there for any time in the last 31 years, they'd know the Johnsons would be there. It's just that the party keeps getting bigger, and so do the kids!

As soon as we got there T had to get his hands on Baby Hutton:

And she thought this was just as good a place as any to lay back and chill. Ugh, so stinkin' cute!

Parker's showing Reagan her new Princess computer. Aren't they precious?

A few pics of All these kids.......then time to ride the elevator!!!!

Mr. Dunn's just ready for some food. Fellowship after!

This little rat had been making a funny face for me.....this is her looking at me like I'm a fool making the face back at her!

Parker really concentrating on her coloring page. Praise the Lord!!!

T took the camer to get some candids of everyone.....Cooper J was not diggin' it.

And here's Reagan and T playing under the table.... oh well, it could be worse.

My sweet babies.

Poor Park, she has the hardest time keeping those eyes open during the flash!

The Mommys!!

Fun times.

Then we made a quick trip to the store and off to church!! The service was beautiful! Parkers sweet little voice, so excited she knew the songs we were singing. And T took his very first Lords Supper. (I thought it was inappropriate to take the camera in for that!) Then at the end, everyone was given a candle when we went in the sanctuary and the flame from the advent candle was spread throughout the congregation. It was awesome!
On the way home we looked at some lights b/4 a torrential downpour set in. Merry Christmas East Tennessee.
Once we were home we settled into our traditions.....
At 8pm we turn on "A Christmas Story" and we watch it until 8pm the next day.
The kids fell asleep in our bed and Santa got to work.Here's Taylors loot. We decided to stop letting Santa take the credit for all the gifts so we laid out a few and made sure they knew all the good stuff was from Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our pittyful tree that I never did finish decorating....

And here's our magical Elf on the Shelf, El"f"is...after Elvis. He's been reporting back to Santa everynight as to wether the kids have been bad or good. He must not have been telling Santa the truth b/c they still got their gifts!!!! Anyway, this is his final stop, in the tree to watch them open presents. Tonight he'll go back to the NOrth Pole until next year.