Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Celebration #1

Each December we have three separate gatherings/parties/celebrations with our families.  We gather with the Simmons family which is my parents, my two brothers and their families, and my two grandmothers.  We host Jimmy's extended Johnson family in our home for a night of food and fellowship, and then we gather with the Johnson family again--Jimmy's parents, his brother and sister and their families, and usually a few other family members too.

For the Simmons Christmas party, we all went to my parents' house.  It was a lively gathering, complete with Christmas games that my mother had planned.  It was a lot of fun, and she even had prizes!  Thankfully, my parents did all of the cooking, and they prepared and served a delicious meal.  It was really nice not to have to bring food!  After enjoying our meal and dessert, we opened presents.  Excitement reigned!

 My brother Rhett, Amanda, and Johnson

 Mary Margaret and my brother Ryan

 cousins playing legos

 Leah, Causey, and Bounds waiting to play a Christmas game

 Olivia and Julie, ready to play too

 Me and Jimmy

 Julie, helping Sam with his answers to the game

 my grandmother, Meme, opening her presents

 the presents!

 Leah, with her new Furby!  
Sam got one too--we are still training them to be nice!

 My grandmother, Momo, and Uncle Rogers, opening gifts

 Olivia and Julie, modeling their new furry jackets that my mother gave them.

 Younger cousins waiting for the football to be thrown....

Clay, the football thrower.

It was a fun day!

1 comment:

  1. That's a lot of presents! Glad ya'll had such a great time with your families! Happy New Year!!!