Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Happenings

It's that time of year for...
The Ark Couples Christmas Party
(our 16th annual party was held at the Barnes this year)
Gingerbread house decorating,

Christmas tree decorating
and gift wrapping,
Stockings hung by the chimney with care.
(did miss my stone hearth at our old house)
JSE Class Christmas Parties
Owen's Kindergarten Class singing Jingle Bells
O's awesome teacher Mrs. Jones 
(who is substituting while Ms Kackley recovers from surgery)
Lovin' his Santa donut
and I was lovin' my baby boy...I could eat him up too!
Miss Walker's 3rd Grade Class Party
(sadly, this was Mallory & Ella's very last time to be in class with one another; M is moving to Monte Casino after the break :-( )
Ella and Reese
(Reese's dad and I are their Homeroom Parents)
Girls of Grace Christmas Gathering at my casa
(missing Christina)
The annual Southern Hills Children's Christmas Party
My look alike with his Papa
The kids flocked to their favorite activity...*The Balloon Makin' Guy.
Here's Abby with her "Shoe Balloon"
Little man in a Love Sandwich
Mimi and Ella snuggle up
Abby and Zoe got married...don't worry, they are cousins and can't really do that. ;-)
Will and Preston made their way to the men's lounge for some manly down time watching sports and playing on their phones
The Balloon Train
Abby finds a mini piano...reminds me of Charlie Brown
Nana and Grandad's Christmas Extravaganza
December 23rd, 2012
Aunt Gayle and Ella were Twinkies!
13 of their 16 grandkids
gather for the anticipated gift opening
American Girl ballerina outfit and book
Abby stacks it up...
Ella's surprise gift...
Baby Alex
(this was a HUGE hit with out lil' Momma!)
Owie waiting patiently for his turn
his new, needed baseball glove for his upcoming 2nd season - which shockingly starts in January! 
This is all I need for Christmas...
need I say more?!  ;-)
Went with a cool typography art piece as one of their gifts this year
Grandad's favorite...cuddling with Sister and Samantha
Cutie Patooties
Owen's favorite gift of the night? Yep, a bag of pretzel chips.
Ella and Baby Alex pose for their first Mother/Son pic
Only two more days til Jesus' Birthday...a few more festivities to come and then it will be family down time to enjoy the reason for the season!

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