Daddy's homemade biscuits.....a real treat for the tummy!!!!
This past weekend I attended a Women's Wonder Full World Retreat with our church. There were 70 women ranging in ages from 21 to 85. It as a blast!!!! I had a hard time being away from my angels.....and was sooo glad to get home...but overall it was a great retreat for this mama. I left out Saturday morning at 6:45am and returned Sunday at 3:30pm. What a blessing it was to drive down the driveway with my family excited to see me return!!!! The kids didn't skip a beat though...their daddy took great care of them and they had a blast making biscuits, playing at McDonalds, and riding their cars!!!
Sisters in action......fast forward 16 years from now....I will be one exhausted mama trying to keep up.....let's just say I will spend many a day/night on my knees!
And this is how we are spending out January.....anticipating warmer weather for sure!!!!!
What a great celebration it was.....we celebrated our Family Christmas on New Year's Weekend. Those in attendance were Uncle Jeremy and our soon to be Aunt Lauren, Jeb, Lacy, Emma, Ella and the newest Jones, Edee! Mamaw was also there along with Nana and Poppy! There were gifts everywhere but the greatest gift of all was watching the cousins interact and play.....they are all at such an awesome age!!! Emma is so mature and helpful, Ella and Thomas and Maddy played and fought and played and laughed till they couldn't go anymore....fun stuff! Morgan and Edee were the wee angels that have blessed us most recently.....and Jeremy and Lauren got a good taste of what awaits them! The siblings got some great bonding time in and then guys got to hunt (oh, and Emma too!)
I truly count my blessings when I look at the family Shannon and I have from both sides.....our angels are sooo blessed with sooo much love!!!!! Thank you Nana and Poppy for all the gifts....but most of all thank you for your generous LOVE!!!!
Morgan biting into Thomas' new log truck!
Maddy excited about her dress up magnetic doll and clothes!
Thomas was truly the envy of the group with his new tools....he was ready to help anyone needing a little assistance opening gifts!
We also want to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Nana and Poppy for our Mobigo's and games.....we are slowly figuring them out....but look forward to the learning that is to come!!!!!
We are sooo blessed to have such loving and generous family! This does not even touch on the many gifts the angels received this Christmas....but this highlights a few from our Valley Christmas events. We also received various music toys, books...lots of books, stuffed animals, silly singing animals, a cool guitar from Aunt Stacey and Amy, and more....fun fun!!!! Hope you enjoy the pictures!!!!
Thomas and Maddy received a new grill to add to their kitchen....here is Maddy showing off a tasty new burger fresh from the grill :)
Nonnie gave us a wonderful new piano that we all love and enjoy!!! Morgan is already asking for professional lessons ;)
This is one of the super cool gifts that Thomas got for Christmas......boy can it shoot a Nerf dart far!!!!
This was taken just before we left for Great-Grandmama's on Christmas Day......We had a busy and messy day ahead but boy oh boy was it fun!!!!!