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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas in Arkansas

This Christmas we were in Arkansas at my family's house. It was wild and crazy as always. We went to the Christmas Eve service at the church I grew up in. It was so fun to see old friends and their families. The kids did pretty good through the service, but towards the end KG started yelling, "I want my Mimi". Which would have been fine, but Mimi was holding CT. Had we tried to bust that up, we would have had a fight on our hands. So KG and I had to take a trip out of the sanctuary. Then we headed to the house for snacks with the extended family.

While all of this was going on The Bird, my grandfather/Mom's dad, called to say that he was having trouble breathing. He has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and we think he also has pneumonia. So my Mom and Dad took him to the emergency room. That was an all night ordeal. The rest of us stayed up talking until about 3am when my parents got back. We all finally got to bed, just in time to get up again to see what Santa had brought.

Please keep my parents and The Bird in your prayers. My mom is the only one left to care for him, and it has been difficult. Pray that they will have wisdom in how to best care for him in the coming weeks/months, and that he will be willing to do whatever. He's kind of grouchy! :)

Mimi took KG and CT Gator Golfing, which is located inside the mall. They thought this was awesome!!
Your put your golf ball in this thing, and it made it glow.

Ct taking a ride after golfing.

KG in flight. :)

KG and CT hard at work on their ginger bread house. I think more of the candy was eaten than was used in the decorating. :)

The finished product. They were so proud.

Santa Loot. Bicycles and a Wii for the family.

Running in on Christmas morning. They were excited!

Opening their stockings.

KG gets a new pink leopard purse and sparkly pink glitter to put in your hair.

Princess Walkie Talkies.

Wow! An Air Hog Car that goes on the wall and ceiling. This is pretty neat.

CT with his Star Wars Ship. We are officially obsessed with Star Wars right now.

KG painting with her Magic Lightbrush.

1 comment:

Marci @All Things Wonderful said...

What a wonderful time! I love the pictures of the kids. Happy New Year!