Monday, November 28, 2011

Time to Deck the Halls

With Thanksgiving celebrations over, I guess it is time to start thinking about Christmas.  Every year it seems that the month of December gets here a little quicker.  Guess I better start looking for the lights and decorations.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. We ate lunch at my Mom's home. My brother, Jim, provided the turkey and ham, along with BBQ ribs.  He has this thing about BBQ. Ribs were really good though. He has lived in Maui for the past 20 years and he and his wife, Paula(whom he married while in Maui) have moved back to Oklahoma.  His daughter, Jamie and her boyfriend, Carl, came over to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. Carl has never been off the island or even flown in an airplane so it has been a new experience for him.  On Friday, Jim and family left to go show Carl some sights in Oklahoma. Other family there was my brother, Andy, and wife, Sharon, our daughter, Ashlee, Dom and of course, Emma, my cousin, Mary Margaret and her husband, Bobbie and their daughter, JoLynn and of course, Jeff, me and my Mom. Our son, Nick stayed in Mexico, but did get to have Thanksgiving dinner at Playa Viva.  Ellena, Alex and the boys stayed home in Puerto Rico and celebrated Thanksgiving with friends.  Everyone had a wonderful time visiting and no one went home hungry!

Ashlee came over Sunday afternoon and got her tree and decoration. Looks like Emma was a big help in decorating the tree.

Ashlee said Emma had as much fun playing in the tree box as she did hanging ornaments on the tree.  

I have been working on some goodies for a Christmas swap we do each year on an ebay group I belong to. Will try and post some pictures later.  I haven't pulled them off my camera yet. This is an awesome group and feel privileged to be a part of it...lots of talented ladies in this can check them out under usaprim on ebay.  

Well guess I better close and head for bed. Got a busy week of work ahead but hope to take a road trip on Thursday to check out First Monday in Canton, TX. Have a great week and do something kind for a stranger. Tis the season of giving...



  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration! I would never be able to keep the names straight for that many people! lol! Emma looks so sweet next to the tree!

  2. Your Thanksgiving day sounds wonderful. Nothing like having family around. Emma looks like a little angel in those pictures. Little ones are what makes the holidays so special. You are so blessed.

  3. What a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving! Miss Emma is such a sweetie and love the pics by the tree!