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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas 2009- Holman Style

We celebrated Christmas a few times with the Holmans. First, on Dec. 20 in Henrietta with Meme and Gramps and the Yeagers. It is always so nice to spend time in is quiet, peaceful and always warms my heart. We had wonderful meals, got to spend the night at Aunt Nancy's beautiful home, watched Gramps read the Christmas story to the kiddos, open gifts, listened to carolers and share how we have "built bridges" over the year. Meme and Gramps are such GENEROUS people and really show how important family is in all their actions. We love you! Thank you for having us!

Gramps and Mason listening to the carolers at the front door

Meme and Gramps with all their grandkids

Merry Christmas!

Gramps reading the Christmas story to Mason and Aubrey

Less than a week later, we headed down to Waco on Christmas Day for the next celebration- that lasted several days! Blake's family from South Carolina were in town and we had a total of 21 people at Mike and Sherrie's for 4 days! It was a full house-but tons of fun! Not to mention 5 kiddos under the age of 5!

Sweet Mason in his new Baylor Bear hat!

Bonnie and I on Christmas Day

Santa even made an appearance!

and Cooper was beside himself!

all the little bits with Santa (Haley-4, Brooke-7 mths, Mason-22 mths, Reese-2, Cooper-3)

Brooke and her beautiful blue eyes!

I love this one of Mason's smile!

ALL the kids are just mesmerized by Uncle Blake - he is SO good with kids! and what started out as a little wrestling...

...ended as a HUGE dog pile! Watching this made me so excited to have kids with Blake (one day) because I know he is going to be such a hands-on, fun, involved dad!

I am pretty sure someone in the family got a pic of the whole bunch, but it wasn't my as soon as I get it, I will post it, just to show off this crew! Can't wait to see you all again in Destin this summer!
Whew! What a wonderful Christmas with everyone!!! On a side note: Almost everyone at the Holman house was sick by the end of the trip...just a lot going around. Blake and I thought we had a tough enough immune system, UNTIL I got terribly sick on New Year's Eve/Day and have been home sick ever since! Finally on the mend though :)


Paige said...

Yah! I feel caught up on your life. I can't wait to see you in February for the shower. I just bought my ticket. Hope you start to feeling better.

Olson Family said...

Thanks for the message on my blog! YES it is such a small world:) Erik and I are so glad we met the Emily and Rob! I should've just asked you in the beginning if you had any friends that lived here!