12/16/2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

I'm finally getting into the spirit, and all it took was a little bit of shopping!  MS' girlfriend was coming to our family get-together on  Saturday and then going home on Sunday, so I knew I wouldn't see her until after the first of the year.  After school I headed out to do some shopping.  I got a few little things for her and found a really cute basket that looks like a drum to put them in.  I also picked up a couple of things for OS' and YS' girlfriends.  And I picked up something for the boys.  
Saturday was my side of the family's get-together.  We get together to eat and spend time with each other.  As always, it was a good time!
The ladies of the family (minus 1 of my sisters):
The men (minus 1 brother & 3 BILs)
The grandkids (minus 8 and 2 spouses)  
The 2 at the head of the table are spouses.  Aren't they just adorable?
The great-grandkids (minus 4:  2 of them live in Az. and 2 live in NC)
Do you notice the lack of girls in the grandkids and great-grandkids?  2 of the great-grandkids that weren't there are girls, though.
Sunday, CH & I took a trip to Lowe's for some house stuff.  Other than that, it was just a lazy day.  
I'm looking forward to a short week at school this week:  only 3 days, and the buses aren't running on Wednesday, which means that a lot of kids won't be there.  Then I can get busy with the baking and making candy!  What preparations do you still need to do before the big day?

7 comments:

  1. You have such a BIG family! Fun times I'm sure whenever you are all together.
    I still need to do shopping. I'm just not a shopper like I used to be…so it is daunting to me. :)

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  2. I need to wrap the last couple of presents and bake cookies (Thursday with DD and my Ts). And DH and I need to watch It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas (our Christmas tradition). This week will be BUSY but I'm hoping that next week will slow down and be relaxing.

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  3. The Holidays are about family, aren't they :)

    I have so much to do, I don't even want to think about it.

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  4. Great pictures of your family gathering! I'm sure you are looking forward to your break and getting everything done and baked you want for Christmas. I basically have to do my shopping, LOL, but I only have to shop for one person so I hope to wrap it up (no pun intended) this weekend :)

    betty

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  5. Loved the shots of the family. I love big family get togethers.

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  6. Looks like a wonderful gathering.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, all things wonderful to you in 2014!

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  7. Maybe, the great grandkids will have a surge of females yet to come? That seemed to be the case on our side, but the opposite sex! Glad you had the time with your family, Mary. I miss living closer to our families at this time of the year. Enjoy your break! You deserve it :)

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