We hosted a LOT of my family over for a post-Christmas party at our house a few days after Christmas this year. I love a good party!! A lot of people were in town and it was so fun to have our home filled with laughter and love. And good food. :) Back in the old days, when I was a kid, every holiday was spent at my Grandma and Grandpa's house in CC. There were always so many people there. They had 11 kids and most of them still lived in that area at the time with their kids. So yeah, that was always a lot of people! Holidays were nuts. And awesomeness. So sooo many great memories. As the years have passed, almost every one has moved and only a few people remain down there. And my Grandpa passed away and my Grandma now lives with my parents. So the holidays are different now:( But having so many of us together again for this party was like the old days again. People were even playing rounds of Peanuts!(a traditional card game we used to play at every holiday.) It was magic again. I remember looking at my Grandma sitting in the living room that night and she looked happy and content. I know she loves to see everyone together and to be surrounded by her posterity. So that made me happy. Its sad how things change..people pass away...people move far away...but life goes on, and it goes on through our posterity and families. And there is no greater joy in life than with our families. I was happy to see so many of us together again. But I did think of those we are missing and are waiting on the other side...Grandpa, Aunt Jeanie, Uncle Jerry, Uncle Ricky and my cousin, Kyle.
Anyways, it was a good time. I hope we do it again sometime! My kids were able to meet some of my cousins kids and have lots of fun with them too. They played outside in ridiculously cold temperatures but didn't seem to care. They were having so much fun they didn't realize they were getting frostbite ;)
This is one of my favorite pictures from the night...because my mom is proudly displaying a box of Bagel Bites like a Price is Right model. I love it! Hahahaha.
Time to eat!
Bball in the driveway. It was like 40 degrees. I stayed inside.
Taking the truck and jeep for a spin...
Wes and his buddy Jordyn