So we had started the partying this past Friday evening. Autumn had a basketball game in Lazbuddie. What better way to start up a family celebration than getting excited by the close game and eating delish concession stand food. The concession stand food thing is not a joke. Lazbuddie has the best around and lots of locals come just for supper.
After the game we moved the party to the Townsend house. Hope had this lovely spread of goodies for us. We played ping pong, drank hot beverages, and chatted until past our bedtime. I can admit this and am not taking it back, even though I kind of wish I could. "I was sore on Saturday from playing ping-pong with Summer." There....I said it. Everyone thought that was just hilarious. I'm not sure why, but I was. The basketball on Saturday didn't seem to bother??
Our bunch pretty much consisted of my siblings and their families as well as my aunt Pat and uncle Don. Keith and Linda also joined us on Saturday.
Food, shall I mentioned what we gorged ourselves on? Ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, hominy casserole, pepper souffle, green salad, pink salad, relish goodies......the list could go on and on. My mom made the Perrini Ranch bread pudding with whiskey sauce. It is definitely my new favorite dessert.
Mimi and a few of her "girls"!
**Look Summer got glasses!! Isn't she precious? I love them.
Tandy has a knack for getting retarded pics of me. She was the one taking pics though since I had forgotten my camera. I think I'll remember next time. I sure like it when they are none of me.
Reno crashed when they went duck hunting. He then slept through lunch and the gift opening. He woke up hungry and never seemed to care too much about opening a gift. If you got it unwrapped and ready to go he would play with it.
My kiddos are mostly into playing with aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. Scout is crazy about sleeping over at Aunt Hope's house. This time Mimi slept in the living room with all the kids. Even Reno spent the night. It was weird for us, not having them at home. Kind of nice too though!!
On Sunday it was just us with Mimi and Papa and Aunt Pat. I did my camera on 10 sec delay to get the pic. It was good of everyone except for me sliding in at the last minute.
We had a Merry Christmas and now can't wait to go spend New Year's with our Mimi and Papa!