Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Christmas in Charleston

So, before we went to Charleston we celebrated Christmas with our friends the Singletary's and the Nolan's.  Here, Libby and Gracie pose in front of our Christmas tree. And below that is a pic of Terry, Karen and me.

And then there was Charleston.... Billy drove for two days so that we would have our own car in Charleston. But the girls and I flew to Charleston because we just couldn't imagine having Gracie in the car for 2 days there and later 2 days back. We were sure that would cause insanity. Gracie is the sweetest, easiest baby until she's in the car. She talks our heads off asking for one thing after another when we're driving. She doesn't stop! So the girls and I had a fabulous flight there and drove with Billy on the way back. Gracie did great on the way back. We were shocked. But later we found out she was really sick... more about that later... Here's our Christmas trip to Charleston in pictures:

Gigi, Gracie and Papa

Camryn LOVES Billy. She was like a little monkey on his head. So funny!

We finally met sweet baby Sage! This is Sage and her beautiful momma (my beautiful SIL) Carissa

Libby and Taylor had a love/hate relationship. By the end of the week Libby had made a solo debut on Taylor's  "Naughty List". It was hilarious. Libby picked on her too (and enjoyed tattling every chance she got) and then at other times (most of the time. really) they played beautifully together. Lots o' WRESTLIN', Chinese style. All kidding aside - they had so much fun!

Gotta love those smiles
Adorable Hunter (big brother to Sage). He is all boy and completely precious!

I have way too many pics of her compared to the rest of the family... but how could I leave this one out? Cheese!

Libby and Camryn enjoy ice cream while Taylor's in school. Sorry Taylor! We missed you!

Camryn with my beautiful sister, Becky.

All aboard the greyhound.

Giddy up.

Carolers from my parents' church came to sing for mom. It was really precious. Brought tears to my eyes.

Libby posing at Magnolia Gardens. She had a special outing with her daddy that day.

My siblings and all our families got together to do a special photo for our parents' Christmas present. Really amazed the photographer was able to get a pic with every child facing the camera. That's six kids all under the age of 7. WOWZA!

We had our family pic done too.

There is a special place in Gracie's heart for Uncle Jason. She's in luv! She couldn't keep her eyes off of him. She just kept batting those sweet eyelashes and calling his name. I think he's in luv too!

Gracie with her great-grandfather. My mom's dad - Bob Strickland, recently found out he has cancer. 

Gigi and the girls.

Papa Santa

My seriously talented brother, Kelly, and his youngest, Sage.
Taylor enjoys her new costume. Isn't she beautiful!


carissa said...

we LOVED having Christmas with you!!!!

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