Thursday, December 17, 2009

"'Tis the Season to be Busy"

Parties and programs to presents, decking the halls to dining with friends and co-workers: The month of December sure can be busy! Here are a few pics of us from this season. School is officially "out" tomorrow at 11:30, and we intend to spend the last week before Christmas slowing down to take in the miracle and meaning of this special season. Merry Christmas to you all!

Cookie Exchange Party

My best friend LouAnn is a brave soul! Early in December she decided to hold a cookie exchange for about 30 kids of our friends. It was a great time, and all the kids had fun. Beau enjoyed the entire party, and Ali had fun until Santa showed up. Ali is petrified of Santa and spent his entire visit at the house in another room as far as she could be from "Ho, Ho." She wants presents from him, but wants NOTHING to do with him.

Derick turns 35!

On Sunday, December 13, Derick turned 35! We had a small family party for him with the cake of his choosing; this year it was Boston Cream Pie. The kids and I gave him money for his "Fleet Foot" running shoe fitting and new shoes. He got a pair of new muck shoes from his parents. My parents gave him a Saints t-shirt and new polo shirt. Ashley and Dustin gave him a new book by Ole Miss Alum, Quentin Whitwell, and Randy being Randy gave him a 5th of Crown. (Derick loved the liquor......and all his gifts!) And speaking of liquor, just like a good bottle of wine, you too get better with age! Happy Birthday, Derick! We love you!

One Little Indian

Ali is now "Princess Shooting Star." This after her Thanksgiving Feast held in November. Here she is in complete Indian Princess dress along with her drum and necklace made entirely by Ali at school. Too cute, we think!