Dec 28, 2020

Deerslayer

If you thought that Watts was gonna hang up his rifle after the big buck he killed at Keeper Ranch, you are sorely mistaken.  He and Pawpaw continued hunting and killing, long into deer season.  On Pawpaw's hunting land alone he got two bucks and a doe...
Way to go, buddy! 
 

Dec 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Before we knew it, Jesus was turning 2,020!  Seems like just yesterday He was a baby in a manger, at least that's how I bet Mary must have felt.  We started Christmas morning by reading the Biblical account of Jesus' birth.  Then we headed into the living room to open gifts...
These photos are out of order, but the night before Christmas the stockings were laid out on the sofa with care, already stuffed by mom and ready for the next morning...

The surprise hit gift this year was definitely the Comfy! Stella already had one, but the rest of the kids were thrilled to get their own and they came up with something called "Rock Formation" that's pretty hilarious...
Cille is easy to please...

Did I mention that Damon was only a few days post shoulder surgery for Christmas?  Poor guy was still in his sling...

Corinne's favorite gift was the classroom for her baby dolls...
We had to take a Christmas jammy pic before we started opening gifts...
Cille got a Dribble Up smart basketball to help with her ball handling skills...Watts was probably more excited about it than she was...
This was the tree on Christmas Eve...
Corinne had some puppets in her stocking...
Stella was thrilled to get a Silhouette.  She is now in the process of vinyling everything we own...


Birthday breakfast for Jesus! 


The kids have really gotten into buying and making gifts for us and each other in the past few years.  This was my homemade gift from Corinne that she wrapped herself...




Love is what Christmas is all about...

 

Dec 22, 2020

A ChamPour Christmas

After a long year of Covid regulations and mask wearing, the kids were really excited about Christmas festivities, probably even more so than usual.  They planned a special family outing for the ChamPour Family, which is the fantastic duo you get when you combine Chambleys and Pourciaus.  We may have been neighbors by accident, but we're friends by choice.  First up, the lights at Baton Rouge General.  Masks were required...(eye roll)
The tweens being tweens...

All the kiddos...


As you can see from Corinne's shorts, it was not very chilly out...

Stella did not love my photography skills on these shots...dontcha hate when your kids start having opinions on everything? 

We had a great time at the lights and followed it up with some Johnny's Pizza, an unsuccessful skunk hunt, and a Christmas movie back at home. Perfect night! 
 

Dec 20, 2020

A Cline Family Christmas

Time again for the annual Cline Family Christmas Party!  We revived this tradition way back when we lived in Laplace, and it's still going strong.  This year Chad and Alaina hosted in their beautiful new house, which was perfectly planned for entertaining.  The little girls had a blast in the playroom...


Cille was thrilled to discover that she had finally achieved the milestone of being taller than her great-grandmother...
How cute are these cousins? 





Whenever we have all the kids together, we have to snag a few group pics.  They have really improved their posing skills since these photos...

She's sweeter than that cupcake!

Watts may go to school with his cousin Claire, but that doesn't mean he wants to be hugged by a girl!  Claire cares just as much about his opinions as his sisters do...