Well, we are back in Greenwood after another Christmas. We spent Christmas morning with my family and that night with the Redmond crew. Emma Caroline and Knox got more toys than they know what to do with so we decided to open a toy store to sell them to pay off our mortgage.....just kidding. But our van was piled to the roof with no room to spare. We are so thankful for our family who is so loving and giving. We had a good time in Birmingham but realize that traveling with 2 kids is even harder than traveling with 1. So we are glad to be home with everyone in their beds. We hope that all of you had a very Merry Christmas and that you remember everyday the baby that was "born a child and yet a King."
Monday, December 18, 2006
Emma Caroline and Knox got to meet Santa. This was the first time we have done this. EC doesn't warm up to strange men very well (right Uncle Bobby?) so we have never tried the Santa thing. But this year I was determined. Well, she loved it. I'm not sure I have ever seen her so excited. Knox was in awe and just stared. Matt got this picture with his cell phone and I was surprised how well it turned out.
Friday, December 08, 2006
I had to put this picture on just because I thought it was precious. My 2 boys looking out the window at the pretty fall day. I also had to snap it quick before Knox reached over and grabbed a wad of fur. He just loves Aubie. Thankfully Aubie has either gotten use to it or he is getting old.
After the parade we went to watch the fireworks. We opened up the back of the van and all the kids (and me) enjoyed a comfy seat. Then we sent the kids to the babysitters and the adults had a party. This group is our Sunday School class and good friends. We have been truly blessed by these amazing people. We had so much fun. We had seafood chowder and chili and many many desserts. It was a great start to this Christmas season.
The Greenwood Christmas parade is a big deal in our little town. It is a day full of fun. The parade goes down Grand Boulevard. We gather with other church members at a friends house who lives on Grand. Of course, there has to be food and hot chocolate. This year it was so cold but we were troopers. We braved the cold for the 3 hour parade. But the fun didn't stop there. Once the parade was over everyone walks down to the river and to watch a fireworks show that would rival any big city's (no, I'm not kidding). Then after that there are usually more parties.....but that is another post.