Friday, December 25, 2009

A Thankful Heart

I don't even know where to begin! Jake's first Christmas was wonderful. We spent so much time with both sides of our family, and Jake was loved on endlessly by all! Christmas is one of my favorite times of year and now...with Jake...its even better! Of course, he didn't really understand what was going on, but he loved seeing everyone and showing off! He was also a GREAT baby! I really thought he'd come unglued by the end of the day Christmas Eve! He'd been up since 8 am and had been held non-stop all day long! By 7:30 that night, I figured he'd be a cranky lil dude, but he was all smiles! I could tell he was super tired, but not cranky at all!

Our family COMPLETELY spoiled him this year. SO MANY GIFTS!! We're so thankful and grateful to have such wonderful family. I'm putting this post up on Christmas night, and we still have the Veazey Family Christmas at our house tomorrow. So, I'm posting the pics I have so far. More to come....

Greg's sister's family-The Pitts. (L-R) Morgan, Gart, Madison and Angie.
Daddy and Jake- I love this picture!

Jake with Pappaw Ferguson - Greg's grandpa
My Uncle Mike and sister-in-law, Tonya, on Christmas Eve at my mom and dad's house.
This is the rocking horse my parents gave Jake for Christmas. It was mine when I was a little girl and is currently "under construction." My parents are fixin' er up! I can not wait to Jake on this horse!!!
Okay, so he was technically on the horse, but not really "rocking."
Jake and I unwrapping his ga-zillion gifts at my parents house. He is wearing the hat my brother's family got him and is actually more into the tissue paper than anything else! Go figure!
Okay, this is Jake opening his Jack-n-the-box from my grandmother. I just know he is going to love this!

This is actually the day before Christmas Eve. Jake is wearing a little polyester number of Greg's when he was a little guy. He looked so cute in it!

I just thought this was funny! No- its not a picture of the Octo-mom's mantle...its the mantle at my mom's house. We have a stocking for everyone and their dog....literally!

Jake unwrapping his present from his cousin, Ashton. Ashton ran out of tape and decided to just use blue painter's tape. Jake thought it tasted nice!

Jake and Sarah. Sarah is my cousin on my mom's side. She's going to be a great babysitter!

My niece, Ashton, opening presents.

My grandmother with her new walker/buggy! She's stylin'!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! Our family is certainly thankful for all we have and the best gift of all....Jesus Christ!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The festivities begin!

This has been a really long week for Jake and I. We went to Marion last weekend for my friend Anna's wedding. (Had a great time!) Then, back to Cabot to see Daddy who had been hunting all weekend. On Wednesday, Greg left for St. Louis for a few days. Jake and I loaded BACK up for Marion. My nephew, Hunter, had a lead in the church children's Christmas play, so I had to see it! Hunter did GREAT! The next day, we went to visit Sarah and Drew and drove back to Cabot that afternoon.

Two days later, Greg, Jake and I headed BACK to the delta for the Spence Family Christmas. We rotate the host location every year, and this year was my brother's turn. We had a great time catching up with my dad's family, who we don't see enough! Jake was such a trooper. There are a lot of little ones on this side of the family, which equals LOTS OF NOISE! Two words....drum set. Yes, my nephew has one, so we got to hear a constant melody of drums all night long. Nice. And I use the word "melody" lightly.

My nephew, Hunter, with two of his cousins- Johnathan and Brody.

Miss Kate with her grandpa - my Uncle Johnny.

Jake and Daddy

Jake in his Christmas outfit from Nan. Greg thinks it makes him look like a girl, but we think it makes him look like a little Christmas Angel!

So, simply put, we have been burning I-40 up! We're going back to Marion on Christmas Eve. I sound as if I'm complaining, but I love getting to see my family. Jake loves his Nan and Pappaw, so its worth the miles and miles and miles! :)

We'll post more after Christmas! I hope everyone has a great Christmas this year!!!