We started our Christmas celebration on Sunday with a Sweeney family Festivus. Ok, ok, I think I was the only one who considered it Festivus and am pretty certain the rest of the family doesn't even know what Festivus is. But...there was food, family, feats of strength, and possibly some airing of grievances so I think all we were missing was the pole. :) There were a few sickies in the fam so we were short some of our favorite people, but we all tried to have a good time anyway.
|Jonah's First Christmas|
|Ellie Rose and Meemaw|
Cousin Lindsey and her husband Cody are about
to welcome twin girls to the family in a few short
|Feats of Strength|
|Wrestling the head of the household|
Christmas Eve all of Brent's immediate family headed back over to his parents house for our annual Christmas Eve feast and program. Traditionally we go to church Christmas Eve night but B was sick this year and I was slaving over a green salad to contribute to our dinner so we didn't make it. We ate a big ham dinner, read the Christmas Story, and the kids sang songs before we opened presents. B's parents recently had most of their old home videos converted to DVD so we watched some of those late into the evening. It was so much fun to see the Farrer and Sweeney families at Christmas 25+ years ago.
|Karel, Meemaw, Sara and my SIL Leah|
|My mom's tree was sooo pretty!|
|Rhett and Nanny|
Ali and Ellie listening to the Christmas Story.
|Mandi and Brey|
Every year my mom does waffles, Canadian bacon sandwiches,
and orange slices for Christmas breakfast. YUM.
Brent and I took all of our lights and decorations down the Thursday after Christmas because we were just ready for it to be done. M cried when I took the tree down and asked if we could just leave it up for decoration all year. Such a sweet boy. We were out of town this weekend and there were still decorations up everywhere. I started feeling like maybe we rushed the take down a bit. :/
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!
Talk to ya soon,