We had three tables of food and it was all so yummy! Holidays are always so much fun and so interesting with people tucked into every corner eating and chatting. It makes me wonder how in the world we all managed to fit in my great-grandmothers tiny house for holidays past. I remember as a kid going to her white house for special occasions and finding people everywhere. She had the tiniest dining room where we would lay the spread of food and then we'd all find a spot on her cold wooden living room floor and eat with our plates in our laps.
After our mid-day feast we headed to my brother-in-laws family and enjoyed another yummy meal, including fried turkey...SO.STINKIN.GOOD. It's so nice that my brother-in-law's family always includes us in family get togethers, they're definitely like our family too!
|Finley playing in the leaves and some pictures of some of my wonderful family!|
|That night we stopped by a friend's house to admire all her pretty lights. Yes this is someones house. As in their front yard....wowzer!|
On Saturday my parents, sister, brother-in-law and our family drove to Tyler, TX which is about halfway between Dallas (where we live) and Many (where my parents live). We planned a little fun trip for the kiddos. We made sure our hotel had an indoor pool so the girls could swim. Finley LOVED that, Rowynn, not so much...
So we swam, shopped, ate, let Finley bounce at the mall (that's becoming a tradition of ours at this mall). We then headed to Santa Land which was awesome! It's a drive-thru park with a TON of lights, Christmas trees that light up and her syncd to the music, and so many neat little things! It was so much fun. Rowynn was hilarious. I swear she was having an outer body experience! She was jumping, raising her hands, shouting at the lights, and giggling! To say she loved it would be an understatement. Finley really loved it too. They both squealed and had wonder in their eyes. It was so much fun!
|Finley swimming with Papaw, being fearless at the mall, modeling her new Cars shirt (that she LOVES) and riding on Papaw's shoulders|
It was so much fun! I love my sweet family.