Friday, December 25, 2009

Yay for Grandma & Grandpa!

For Christmas we got an extra-special gift -- Grandma M'Jean & Grandpa Gary!
Originally scheduled to get here a couple days before Christmas, they ended up hitting a freak BLIZZARD driving through Texas - of all places!
[To get the full story, you'll have to ask them. It was an insanely crazy adventure involving cars, trucks & semi-s littering the side of the road, an un-planned but required stop overnight in New Mexico, record-setting snowfall in Texas, several-hour periods of time at a dead stand-still on the road, almost getting blocked in at the Post Office where cots had been set up to accommodate stranded travelers, a little bit of luck and a whole lot of mad driving skills to be the only car to make it to the metroplex that night!]

Anyway, they made it here in time to get maybe an hour of sleep before being bombarded by the kids for Christmas morning. Ha!Ha! Merry Christmas! But they were great sports, and we LOVED having them here! We also got to have Nick, Lexye and their kids here, so the house was full and we couldn't have been happier. We spent some great time eating, opening gifts, eating, playing with gifts, eating, talking, and a little bit of eating. (Shout-out to Gommy for the AMAZING cookies she sent! H.O.L.Y.C.O.W. I don't know how many variety of cookies were in the bucket -easily a dozen. It must have taken her a straight week of doing nothing else! And yet they were consumed in less than a day! Yummy! Thanks again Gommy!)

Sadly, their time wasn't nearly long enough and soon they had to go. But not before participating in Andrea's "game night," complete with pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey (see below) -- Mom, you really were a good sport!

The kids LOVED their time with you!

It really felt like Christmas with such a full house!

They even did dishes! Hooray!

It was sooooo fun to see you! Thanks for braving the weather!
Love you!

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