Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Eve

Wow - it's been busy since everyone arrived home! Of course it's wonderful being together in one place again, but it's also stressful in some ways because everyone wants to visit since we're all in town. Being the people pleaser that I am (I'm working on that, really!!) I feel stressed when we can't do it all which is resulting in a hopefully temporary inability to sleep.

Christmas Eve found us at the Freeman's where we've gathered for most of our kids' lives. All 9 of the children from our two families and the various spouses, fiancees, and significant others were able to be there, so that was nice. Sadly, we didn't get any group or family pictures, but here are a few from the evening.

When we got back home, Hamp had to help Santa by putting together a foosball table for Matthew. It's been quite some time since assembly was required for a gift and now we remember why!

Nikki was able to stop by for a while for some "sister" time with Tiffany and as always when those two are together, there was lots of fun and laughter.

Around 2:00 a.m. we decided it was time to call it a night and left a festive scene to await us in the morning.

Since this picture was taken, we've celebrated Christmas, Hamp's birthday, and Christmas again with his family. I'm out of time for now, so check back soon!

1 comment:

Glenda said...

Wonderful photos Jill! Thank you for taking the time to share your life with us even when you are incredibly busy. Sending you lots of love and hugs...and prayers for you to be able to sleep! Hugs,Glenda