Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Louisiana Christmas

Like everyone else, we do a lot of driving during the holiday season. This year, we celebrated the Spence Christmas (my father's side of the family) in Monroe, Louisiana. My cousin, Brian, and his family hosted. They have four beautiful children and, obviously, a house full of toys. SO - Jake was in heaven. The trip down there was LONG, but Jake was so happy the entire time. He only slept 20 minutes of the trip, which really suprised me.

We got to do a little shopping and went out to eat with my parents, brother and nephew. Jake spent his first night in a hotel and then we celebrated Christmas the next day. All in all, it was a great trip, and I couldn't be prouder of the way Jake behaved!

Unfortunately, it was two days in a row with no nap, so he's out of wack there. But, we had a great time and are so glad we went. Its great to get together with so much family and remember all the good times we've had. Its also crazy to see that all of the cousins, who were once the "children", now have children! We've all been very blessed to have had such wonderful, healthy year!

Here are few pictures from our trip. More pics to come after Christmas! Merry Christmas to all!!!

My cute parents!

Pappaw and Jake

My dad and his three brothers

All the kiddos!
L-R: Maggie, Johnathan, Madison, Kate, Hunter, Jake and Brody

Dale and Uncle Ronny

My brother and sweet little Maggie

The boys playing Wii