Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Family Affair

Last night was my Grandma's annual "Christmas Eve" get together. For as long as I can remember we always got together at her house on Christmas Eve, but for the last two years, because of family who have moved to farther regions in Oklahoma, we are no longer having it on Christmas Eve.

We don't have a sit-down dinner at this holiday gathering, it's supposed to be strictly finger foods. I'm talking lil smokies, mexican pinwheels, home-made candy galore and of course lots of dips. Grandma did make some of her famous mashed potatoes though (thank heavens!) and her much-loved pecan and pumpkin pies.

There were about 35 people there last night, which is one of the biggest gatherings I think we've had. We still are lacking about 10 members of our family, mostly due to them living out of state, but since I missed Thanksgiving this year I was very excited to see my family that I hadn't seen since my wedding last year.

This is my little cousin Rebekah that I've only had the pleasure of seeing twice since she was born.

The little ones getting into some sort of mischief.

Sean and I doing our best "fakey" smiles.

Scary, no?

This is Taylor and it's the first time I had ever met her. She's such a cutie! She poses just like a baby model.

This is my mom and her sister and her daughters. I was adamant about having us all together for a picture.

I just love family times!

Oh...and a quick question. Can ya'll see my background layout? Or are you seeing just white? I can only see white, but with my parents' computer being screwy I didn't know if the background was actually showing up for other people. Let me know if you would!


Kristen said...

I'm glad that you are having such a great time with your family, and yeah, I can only see white.

Janie said...

Looks like fun times with the family! Glad it was good!

(I only see white.)

Rebecca said...

Sounds like fun!

I only see white.

Kiki said...

Love all your pictures. I only see white as well.

Katie said...

Loved the pictures and enjoy the rest of your time with the family before the big move!

As everyone else has said- only white!

morewineplease said...

Great pictures... beautiful family! Its what makes this the best time of the year!

Tania said...

I love the holidays and getting together with family! Yours look so cute and I see and abundance of younger kids--love!

Oh and I only see white too.

Jessica said...

I love big family get togethers! I'm with you though.. we don't all live in the same state, so it doesn't happen nearly as often as I'd like!
Love the pictures! Those kids are adorable.
(And white for me as well)

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

What a fun family gathering!

The Pink Chick said...

I am so glad that you got to see your family! I love the pictures! I need to make sure to get some pictures of my family this Christmas! We are so bad about not taking pictures! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Lindsey said...

Aww so glad to hear you're having a great time. The pictures are great!

Allison said...

cute photos - love the one with the scary shark :)

and maybe i'm late to comment and you've already fixed the problem, but i can see your background!