Dec 15, 2012

The Family Christmas Party

One of the best parts of making the move to Baton Rouge has been being closer to family.  We've been able to see our loved ones a lot more frequently now that our house is 30 minutes away rather than over an hour.  When we volunteered to host the family Christmas party again I think most of our relatives thought we were nuts, but since I was off all semester and Watts was over 4 months old, I figured we were about as ready as we would ever be.  I also planned on the family cooking all the party food, which worked out just as deliciously as I thought it would.  I had a tummy ache from overeating party leftovers for a week! You can tell how great the food was from Pam's empty plate and Kyle's closed-mouthed smile...he had a mouthful of yummies...
Benjamin said the sausage bread was the best dish.  Of course it was made by moi...(Benjamin didn't really say this, and I am actually quite confident that the sausage bread was not the best, judging from the fact that there was actually some of it left over and there was not a scrap of shrimp fettuccine left behind.)
Madison is beautiful even when caught off-guard with a mouthful of food...
A.J. is always having a great time...

Tucker and Benjamin got the same thick hair genes...


Can you tell that Anna's mom takes her picture a lot?
The kid is always camera ready!

How cute are they?
Cade was ready for presents!

Speaking of camera ready...Aunt Ruby can even pose while tending a baby...now that's multi-tasking!
Our new dog and likely the only dog Damon and I will ever allow in the house...
She loves this thing and we take it for walks daily...
The twins used teamwork to get into their present...
This picture captures how I always want my house to be: filled with folks I love!


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