Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Christmas Part 1


I have had to break this into 2 parts because we have done SOOOO much just in the past few weeks and it is only Christmas Eve. Drew is napping right now so I thought that I might share our DECEMBER so far with you through pictures. It has been very VERY VERY busy!!!! We hope that your Holidays are MERRY & BRIGHT!!!! We send you ALL of our love!!!!

The first weekend in December, we went to the AIM Adopted Family Christmas Party, in Houston. It was so much fun to meet up with all of our friends that we made through the agency. All of our friends, except one, have been blessed and have new babies. The picture above is of Drew with 2 of my friend's children. Their mom, Marlene, is the one that recommended AIM to us. Both of those cuties were a blessing from God and AIM!!!!

Nana and Pops wanted a Christmas card with ALL of the grandbabies. Drew was the only one that would cooperate.

The second weekend in December we traveled to Austin for a Cousin's wedding. The ceremony was outside and here is Nana and Pops with Drew... waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Drew stayed in his car seat, during the ceremony, because the wind started to pick up and it got chilly. He didn't mind though. Look how cute he is waiting for the ceremony to be over so we can go inside and EAT!!!!

Once we got inside Drew loved staring at all of the lights. It was really pretty. I LOVE this picture of us.

This is Ken with his cousin Leighton (Drew's middle name)... Leighton is holding his daughter.... Raeleigh and Ken is holding Drew. Great picture of the back of Drew's head.

Here's a better picture of the sleeping baby!!!

The sleeping didn't last too long ~ as soon as we were back at the hotel he woke up. I got this great shot of him laughing.

Drew had his first Christmas at Nana and Pops house. It was on the 16th because they were heading to Santa Fe for Christmas. Drew is too little to do that yet. He can see snow when he gets older. This is him with his FIRST gift!!! it was from Nana and it is a twilight turtle. It projects the constellations onto the ceiling BUT is soft and cuddly for the bed. VERY CUTE!!! Drew likes to look at lights so it was the perfect 1st gift!!!

Friday the 19th, it was Ken and my turn to throw the Christmas Bunco party for all of our friends. Nana let us have it at her house and she watched Drew. It was a blast.

Drew came out to see everyone!!! Here... is my good friend Therese giving him love. He is in his favorite PJs and is ready to go home!!!

On the 20th we had an ANNUAL Party at the White's House. Every year they throw a HUGE party. Here is Drew with our VERY good friend Shawna at that party.

Ken's dad has been ill lately, with his heart, and recently got out of the hospital. We went out to his place in Elmendorf, TX to visit. Grandpa Everett was soo happy to see Drew. Drew even took a nap on his G-Pa!!! This is Everett's first grandbaby!!!

This is a great picture of Grandma Maggie and Grandpa Everett with Drew. We had a good time seeing them. It was raining and cold so Drew didn't get to see G-Pa's cows they were in the back pasture BUT maybe next time.

As you can see we have been very BUSY!!!! Some other things to tell you about are and on part 2 you might see are.... my grandmother from Mississippi is here for the Holidays. She is so excited to share it with her 2 new great grand sons. Drew and I baked a cake... we call it Drew's Dump Cake... YUM!!!! we took it over for dessert last night and it was a HIT!!! My mother broke 2 ribs after falling off a ladder dusting a high shelf. She is unable to carry anything over 5 pounds so no pictures of her with Drew will be seen. She is doing fine... We are moving Christmas Breakfast from my house to hers so she doesn't have to move around too much. Anyways that is all I have right now and can you believe he is still napping!!! I will post more after Christmas!!! HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!!