Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Well Christmas has come and gone and we have many happy memories that we will treasure.
This was our first year with our new tree. Fred and the kids purchased it last year after Christmas realizing that after 24 yrs we needed to say goodbye to what we called our Charlie brown tree!

 We started the season off by attending a Holy walk with some dear friends. We have been going to it for many years since Patti and Kenny were small. We took our annual trip up to Reynolds tractor farm one evening to see the incredible light display, one of the highlights of the season for the kids.

 Joey, Kelly, and Sam were invited by Aunt Shari and some of their cousins to attend the
Yuletide celebration downtown with Grandma Reed. They had a marvelous time and enjoyed getting to run around on monument circle. Thank you Aunt Shari they loved it!!

As always we look forward to getting to see family and friends that we don't get to see much throughout the year. Our first get together was with my family at my brother Larry and Regina's house.

Love these wonderful brothers! Larry and Stephen, missed seeing John he had to work.

The cousins enjoying a show in the movie room!!

This was one of the high lights of Christmas this year giving this pencil drawing of my Mom and Ken to them. A very, sweet and talented young girl at our church that we have come to love dearly drew this for us, it was amazing!! 
Mom was so excited, it was extra special for her since they were celebrating their 30 year wedding anniversary this December. Thank you Kate for making it so special!!

Next we were off to spend time with the Childers. This year we met at First Baptist Church we used their gym it was great, and plenty of room! 

Kenny enjoying shooting around with Uncle Mike!

As always lots of food and lots of fun!!

We all were so excited to see some of the new precious additions to the Childers family. 
Aunt Kathy was one proud Grandma holding one of her new twin grandchildren. This is sweet Elliana getting lots of love from her Grandma Childers.

Finally Christmas arrived at our house and we enjoyed the day together.
The kids were super excited as usual and as always Fred and I loved watching them open their gifts.

This was one of Kenny's favorite gifts his Studio C t-shirt!!

I know it is hard to see but this is Joey out in the back yard flying his new remote control helicopter he was so excited!

The rest of the day was filled with some of the kids taking some treats to the Fire dept. and wishing the Fire men a Merry Christmas. Then to a movie with their Dad, while a few others stayed back with me. Patti was feeling a little under the weather but thankfully was still able to enjoy most of the day!! 

So that is a look back at our Christmas. There were many other special things that we did like taking some presents to some old and new friends. Acting out the Christmas story, making Christmas cookies, attending Christmas eve service and feeling so blessed. Then being invited by some new friends to there home afterwards and enjoying a great time together. 

I myself have loved getting to have the break in routine, surprising the kids with a trip to Taco bell for lunch, watching Christmas movies with my sweet family, or getting to enjoy a cup of coffee with a dear friend. All these things make me incredibly thankful for all that the Lord has given me.




  1. I love it! What a wonderful month you've had with so many sweet memories to look back on! You have a beautiful family and we are soo thankful to have your friendship as one of our loveliest Christmas gifts this year!

    1. Thanks Kelly! You know we feel the same about your sweet family.You all are
      so precious to us. :)

  2. What a fun month you've had! I love your tradition of going to the fire station. They must appreciate it so much.

    1. Yes the firemen are so sweet and are always thankful for the treats we bring. It has been a fun tradition over the years!!
      Thanks Sharron!!